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February 27th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Please help interpreting this graph.

Please take a look at the attached picture.



I'm having a hard time translating the graph into textual explanation. I have 264 respondents and the questionnaire that was used for the survey allowed multiple responses.

My original explanation for this graph is as follows:

A majority or 215 of the 264 survey participants said that television is the medium they prefer to use in obtaining information on the Automated Election System (Figure 4). The Internet and the radio tied for the second position, both with 58 saying they prefer to use them. The third in rank is newspaper with 40 saying they prefer to use it. The “Other” source, which ranked last, cited most often “COMELEC,” “family, relatives and friends,” “all types of mass media,” and “leaflets, seminars, billboards, posters and flyers.”

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A vast majority of the survey participants or 215 out of 264 said they relied on television for information on the Automated Election System, with 58 of the respondents choosing radio as their primary source of information. Regarding non-broadcast media, 40 preferred to use newspaper and 58 preferred the Internet. The “Other” source, which was preferred only by 11 of the respondents, cited most often “COMELEC,” “family, relatives and friends,” “all types of mass media,” and “leaflets, seminars, billboards, posters and flyers.”

For a reader, wouldn't it be confusing because if he adds 215, 58, 58, 40 and 11, and he finds out the sum is over 264?
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February 28th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Re: Please help interpreting this graph.

Hi, In my opinion if you add them and find the sum greater than the total, then this mean that some people answered that they use more than one medium in obtaining information on the Automated Election System.

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