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Posted by: Stoller on December 16, 1999 at 22:36:46:

In Reply to: quick quiz on the stats posted by Gee on December 16, 1999 at 14:09:52:

: : Only 23% of the American population receive education at a Bachelor's level or above (Statistical Abstract of the United States 1996, table 243, p. 160).

: Does this include the entire population, ie children and the retired? If so I would question its validity - otherwise (assuming its accurate) carry on.

The above stats do NOT include those under 18. The retired---having once worked once---are pertinent.

: : Only 22.4% of the American population have internet access (Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998, table 916, p. 573).

: Again does this include everyone from 0-120? Is there a correlation between college education and internet access or is that just a feeling? (it seems reasonable to suggest it, but lots of surfers are teenagers remember. Check out some net demographics.

In the stats above, all ages. Teenagers from households affluent enough to own PCs tend to send their children to college.

Any other nitpicking---or shall we just go straight to calling me a fascist again?

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