Thursday, September 10, 2015

I'll take it from here, Gil.

Speaking of young 'refugees' and geriatric catchers, the World Value Survey's sixth wave, spanning 2010-2014, is out. The percentages of respondents who either "agree" or "strongly agree" that "old people have too much political influence". First, among our European host countries included in the survey:

CatcherBooElderly
Germany36.1%
Poland35.0%
Spain25.9%
Sweden33.3%

The complacency with which these sclerotic European countries surrender power to fuddy duddies is going to be challenged by the vibrant newcomers. They don't care much for old people having undue political power. That's quite convenient for them since they're young and their catcher hosts are old. Percentages who think old people have too much political influence in pitcher countries included in the survey:

PitcherBooElderly
Iraq64.6%
Libya65.8%
Nigeria71.0%
Zimbabwe64.5%
Turkey55.3%
Egypt75.1%
Yemen66.8%

WVS variable used: V169 (excluding DK/NA)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pitcher/Catcher

That's actually a good summary.

Anonymous said...

Urban dicdtionary

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Catcher

Gil said...

Gil?!?!?

Audacious Epigone said...

Indeed, Gil Gunderson.