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kleinbl00  ·  494 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Percentage of American Adults Not Having Sex Has Reached a Record High

It's a garbage article. The actual data is noisy AF. Here it is thrown in Google Sheets real quick:

Fuckin' ALL THE SEX is going down, man! What's going on?

It appears that "fuck your survey" is the most common sexual frequency. It's still noisy, but predominant.

But I mean, shit. The total number of respondents isn't governed at all. They vary between 1500 and 3000 people. What if we crack that down to percentages?

Yeah. Amount of sex reported goes down every year that "fuck your survey" goes up.

This is bad science.

veen  ·  494 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well damn, you'd think someone at the WaPo should be tasked with checking for legitimacy, especially when it's a self-reported logitudinal survey.

kleinbl00  ·  494 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I ain't blaming the NORC. They just collect data for others to parse. It's the Washington Post that parsed this data in a less-than-useful manner. The 2018 survey is over 300 pages so there's a lot of data to grab... and there aren't that many other sources.

But it's a little premature to cry wolf.