margin of error

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the margin required in order to insure safety

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Garner also testified that there could have theoretically been a margin of error of a quarter of an inch in connection with his measurements of the height of the fence between Mr.
Sharing the second place are Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with 23 percent from September's 16 percent, and Poe with 21 percent from 26 percent, due to a margin of error of +/-3 for national percentages.
To make the BLS's standard errors easier to visualize, we convert each to a margin of error. The margin of error is the number of jobs that we are 90 percent sure represents the maximum difference between the true job change and the estimated job change.
In fact, the margin of error depending on poll size is a subject which has been looked into in great depth and it's generally accepted that a poll with 1,000 respondents has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.
Since the American Community Survey is survey data, there is a margin of error associated with the data.
Moreover, there is a strong argument that basing conviction on a single breath sample that is within a known margin of error is a per se violation of due process, as it bases guilt or innocence on a purely fortuitous result.
"We've given ourselves no margin of error. When I came in if you said to me that with three games to go I'd be three points outside the play-offs, with two home games coming up, then I would have said 'please give me that opportunity'.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll of Florida had a margin of error of plus-minus 2.5 percentage points while the survey of Ohio had a margin of sampling error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.
THE BHA yesterday accepted that equipment used to breathtest jockeys has a previously unrealised margin of error as Franny Norton was suspended for 16 days for failing his second test in the past 24 months.
The poll was conducted between March 11 and 15 on a Palestinian sample size of 1270 adults interviewed face-to-face in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, with a 3% margin of error, and an Israeli sample size of 600 adults interviewed by phone in Hebrew, Arabic or Russian and with a 4.5% margin of error.
The overall survey, based on telephone interviews with 3,000 people between April 22 and May 8, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of error is 2.2 percentage points.
But as there is a 9ft margin of error on current maps, new measurements may show it is 2,993ft.
The margin of error for the full sample of likely voters is plus or minus 3 percentage points; the margin of error is higher when considering the number of respondents for a given demographic subgroup.
It says such surveys are subject to "sampling variability" - a margin of error - which is greater in smaller regions of the margin of error of 17,000 either way