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April 15th, 2005
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Date:April 16th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
How did I come out as right-wing on the second axis? Anyway, proper leftie on the important one.

Anyway, the first axis (the internationalist/rehabilitationist axis) - there's something odd about the distribution of the results there. It looks like there's one big Gaussian, a little to the right of center, and then a smaller one, further to the left. Like a bimodal distribution, except it isn't. The effect is more pronouced in the 18-34 graph.

Now I might be seeing things (it may well be an artefact of the noise in the data), but I might conjecture that there's one big on/off issue that divides people into a minority and a majority (the two "modes") and a big pile of variation on top of that.

(FYI I spend a fair amount of time looking at overlapping Gaussians in the lab. Except there's *much* less noise in the data, and by tweaking the experimental conditions the two peaks can be resolved. If it means anything to you, HPLC.)
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