1 in 33.97
The odds an adult 21 or older was polled by The Literary Digest about how he or she would vote in the 1936 presidential election are 1 in 33.97 (US, 1936).
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CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON
Squire P. Why the 1936 Literary Digest Poll Failed. Public Opinion Quarterly. April 1988;52(1):125-133.
Resident Population–Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race: July 1, 1936. U.S. Census Bureau. October 2004.DEFINITIONS
A person aged 18 or older.
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
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