Unfortunately I don’t have time at the moment to do the serious analysis I did last year on the CofE attendance figures that have just been released. That said, a few observations from ten minutes spent in Excel.
Average Sunday Attendance continues to decline. The rate of decline 2010 to 2011 (-10,600) is less than . . . → Read More: Quick Thoughts on CofE Figures
Given the kind of headlines we’ve had over the past 48 hours, I wanted to explore why it was so hard to predict how many seats UKIP would have picked up on Thursday. If you look down my blog, you’ll see that I made a bold prediction of huge UKIP gains, but in the event . . . → Read More: Like a Blanket of Snow – Why UKIP did so Poorly
Last week the US Senate failed to enact the proposed gun reform laws that Obama and others were pressing to get through Congress. The response to this from some in the United States was of horror and disbelief, but sometimes made quite intelligently like the video below.
Of course John Oliver’s argument about drugs . . . → Read More: Guns Don’t Kill People, Statisticians Do
This weekend ComRes published a whole raft of polls on the Gay Marriage issue. There are polls on general party support, ethnic minorities, general public opinion, teachers and sexual orientation minorities.
The LGB survey is fascinating simply on the male / female splits. Twice as many men as women identify as LGB and . . . → Read More: Gay Marriage – ComRes Polls
Inspired by a post on Political Betting over Christmas, I thought it would be interesting to look at the rise of UKIP in the polls over 2012 and to see whether the claim that UKIP voters were mainly switching from the Conservatives had any merit.
I’ve taken all of the ComRes surveys in 2012 and . . . → Read More: Where are UKIP’s votes coming from?
Here are my top ten posts (authored in 2012) in reverse order.
10 – An Exodus from Exodus – Reporting on the formation of the Restored Hope Network
9 – Alan Chambers Signals a Shift at Exodus – Trying to help readers understand what was going on in Florida
8 – Post-Gay FAQS – . . . → Read More: Top Ten 2012