Pie chart fail

November 27, 2009 in Data

Via FlowingData, I found this amusing pie chart from a local Fox News broadcast:

The survey plainly allowed people to give more than one answer, resulting in responses that were not mutually exclusive. It's tiresome but bears repeating: pie charts are only suited to data which adds up to 100% (and then, only if there are a few responses). This data obviously makes no sense in a pie format.

Full video of the broadcast embedded below:

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