Headline: ¬†40% want fireworks ban, poll finds
First Paragraph: ¬†Almost 40 per cent of Kiwis want to see the sale of fireworks banned, but a small section of the community wish the selling period around Guy Fawkes was longer.
Body copy: ¬†A¬†Herald-Digi-Poll survey found 39.2 per cent of people want to ban the sale of fireworks, while 59.5 per cent are happy with the rules.
So 40% turns to “almost” 40% and ends up at 39.2%, which doesn’t even round to 40 to any normal person.
What’s wrong with: ¬†39.2% want fireworks ban, poll finds, or, Almost¬†40% want fireworks ban, poll finds?
So by far the majority of respondents are happy with the status quo. ¬†But that’s not going to be a story, so it is better to push the minority view.
How much of the minority view? ¬†Let’s return to the first paragraph. ¬† Read more »