Random Selection my Ass

So i get a letter in my mailbox from Statistics Canada yesterday saying that my "address has been RANDOMLY selected for participation" in the Labour Force Survey.

Oh really,.random you say? Well how random is it when my address was selected 2 years in a row? What is the statistical probability of that? Not saying that I'm a math whiz but it seems rather strange to me.

So now I'm required by law to submit to a very intrusive survey once a month for 6 months. It's not so much that I dislike giving so much personal information to a government that I distrust. It's more that i wonder about an organization that i pay for who supposedly specializes in "Statistics" but yet is using a random address generator that produces the same address 2 years in a row. Makes me question the validity of the all the other statistics they produce.

So while I'm required to participate under threat of jail or fine, there doesn't seem to be a requirement to provide them with truthful information. I wonder if they have statistics on the percentage of participants who give them false information. Mahahahahah! :-)

--- SurveyHater

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