What would you like to do?

What percentage of statistics are made up on the spot?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Over 99.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot, including the statistic that I just made up right now.

It's impossible to say how many statistics are made up on the spot, but as most people with access to the media (TV/the Internet/etc.) instantly feel that they are endowed with *cough* reputable data, that make well over 1/2 the people in the world responsible for the creation and distribution of impromptu (ergo "bullsh*t") statistics.

Although it's impossible to collect accurate data on anything involving the word "all" (unless of course if you happen to be God, and I don't think even God would have the patience to aggregate all that data and update his memory banks in real-time!), I think it's safe to say that since far less than 0.1% of those who make statistics are actually statisticians, that over 99.9% of statistics are made up on the spot.
14 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What percentage of water is a tomato made up of?

depends on the variety, some tomatoes have a lower water content but the standard commodity is around 93-95%, higher than watermelon!: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/veget
In Science

What elements is the human body made up of and what percentages?

Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six  elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and  phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another f