Did you know that 90% of statistics are fraudulent? No? Well that's good because that’s not true.
As Benjamin Disraeli famously said “"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Except that he didn’t actually. That’s not true either.
What we're getting at is in this world of fake news, just what can we trust and how do we navigate through the sheer volume of numbers we read day in day out?
Paul Goodwin is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath and Author of 'Something Doesn’t Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a Post-Truth World'. He joined Jonathan to discuss the world of statistics and how we use and abuse them.