Don’t you know that “48 percent of people say they would bare it all on a nude beach”, but “among those who are more likely to buy the single than buy the album, only 34 percent would bare it all on a nude beach”? (Based on a survey of 178 people who are more likely to buy the single than buy the album and 510 people in general. Correlation #369 on correlated.org by Shaun Gallagher)
It is noteworthy that “57 percent of women think they look fat naked, but 59 percent aren’t afraid to walk around the house in the buff. Perhaps not surprisingly, more men are comfortable walking around naked at home and in gym locker rooms than women, 63 and 27 percent respectively.” (From FITNESS magazine and Yahoo! Shine survey of 1,500 men and women in 2012)
Statistics tells us that you can hardly find pictures of nude men and women in American homes. 44 percent of Americans “prefer the color blue”. 64 percent “like traditional art more than modern”. 88 percent “prefer pictures that show outdoor scenes, in which wild animals such as deer are preferable domestic cats.” Humans should be historical figures or ordinary people, depicted fully clothed.” Only 3 percent of Americans would rather buy a picture with nude content. (From Marttila & Kiley poll completed in 1994)
What about Millennials? 20 percent of the representatives of the millennial generation “have posed for nude photos or taken nude photos of their partner.” (From Euro RSCG’s annual Valentine’s Day study in 2012)
And finally, about nude beaches. “Worldwide, 33 percent of beachgoers “would never” go topless or nude at the beach. <…> Roughly 5 percent of American beachgoers reported having gone nude at the beach.” (Expedia 2013 Flip Flop Report)
“Statistics is a pain. Every normal person who takes it knows that it is (almost always) badly taught, unreadable, and even when you follow the idea, you can’t imagine where to apply it.” (Statistics for Practical People). So some people don’t love statistics.
But even if not everybody loves statistics, there’s something in it. I must admit that I always buy albums and almost never buy singles.