Bullshit. All the rated "worst" states are the blue states with lower gun death rates. All the "best" states are the red states that lead the nation in gun deaths. More proof that you people like the carnage.
Just Wondering wrote in news:55b3e39b$0$4738$ firstname.lastname@example.org:
I entered the "gun friendly" ranking into my spreadsheet and ran it against both the Brady ranking of the states and their homicide ranking (per 100K). In Brady it shows a stronger relationship (although a negative one) than it does to the homicide rankings. Homicide shows 0.13 on a scale of +1.0 to -1.0. The one that is different (and would be expected to be) is the ranking by Brady on gun control of the states. I compared that to the "fun state" ranking and it shows -0.68 on that same scale. Which shows a reverse ranking of gun friendly to Brady which would be expected.
Keep in mind that a positive correlation ranking indicates that as one set of numbers grows, that other one some extent also does. A negative correlation indicates that as one side rises in its rank, the other side drops to some extent.
I did a little spreadsheet work, too. I entered Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population from the Kaiser Family Foundation
and three numbers from the Guns & Ammo "Best States for Gun Owners 2014" ranking. The first number from the G&A survey was the state's numerical rank (AZ=1, DC=51). The second number was their cardinal score for right-to-carry (AZ=10, DC=0). The third number was the states "NFA" score, i.e. does the state add additional restrictions on the shit (silencers, sawed-off shotguns, etc.) that people have no business owning anyway. Fewer additional NFA restrictions, the higher the G&A score given.
The correlation between gun deaths per 100K and G&A ranking is -0.65 (a higher ranking means a lower number; this can be converted to a positive correlation by multiplying the ranking by -1, so that a higher ranking is a higher number). The correlation between gun deaths per 100K and the G&A right-to-carry score is 0.61. The correlation between gun deaths per 100K and the state's NFA score is 0.69.
There is, as expected, a high correlation between a state's G&A ranking and its gun death rate.
Rudy Canoza wrote in news:mp3dq7$8pe$ email@example.com:
Then yous should basically match mine.
Hmmmm, my correlation factor formula goes from 1.0 to -1.0. The closer it is to 1.0 or to -1.0, the stronger the correlation is. The difference in direction is due the direction of the correlation. If one set of data increases and the other also does, the correlation is a positive one. If it goes negative and the other goes positive the correlation is a negative one. IOW, as one factor increases, the other decreses. If they don't develop a trend, then the answer comes out closer to 0.0.
Yep. I said the same thing when my correlation factor came out a 0.68. Rather close to your 0.65 and 0.69, eh?