Lie with Statistics – Learn How to Create Misleading Bar Charts
Bar charts that use a resized photograph instead of a bar Automatically give the viewer an exaggerated idea… RESIZE the photo using constrained proportions. This gives the illusion that a increase of Two times is displayed as a Four times increase in area. This technique was used a lot by the newspaper USA TODAY.

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Normal, Accurate Bar Chart.

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Distorted Chart Using a Resized Photo as bars in the bar chart.

Double the Height = Four Times the Area.

Visually Exaggerating Change. It’s an Illusion. A Magic trick.

Compare the two charts. What do you see? Report results in the comments section below. It appears to me that the bottom chart shows a situation that is More Significant than the top chart…
I learned this from Dr Kim of Humboldt State University. Thanks! Dr. Kim.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

https://www.meta-chart.com/share/american-fatalities-since-9112001

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