A survey of "masses" of people has revealed that "ooh, loads of them" can't do statistics.
Professor Sir Ronald Jenkins of Essex university led the study. 'I asked lots of people going into the remedial statistics class if they understood statistics and an amazing some of them said they couldn't. I can't be more precise because, unfortunately, I also asked them on the way out of the class and I forgot to note down if I'd asked them before.'
Professor Jenkins is advising the government.