Originally Posted by otc
I disagree with the assumption that dividing by all households is meaningless.
It is a different metric for sure, but not that different from saying X% of Americans die in car accidents every year vs X% of Americans who die, die in car accidents.
The latter tells me if I am more likely to die in a car accident than something else. The former tells me is I actually have to worry about it in the grand scheme of things.
Also, I have single decimal rounding turned on in excel, so whichever number you pick, the answer is 0.0%...
OTC, stop complicating history with complicated math.
In seriousness, I understand how that metric can be valuable, but I think it isn't valuable because it is a bit of a tyranny of the majority "Oh look, only 0.000000000000000000001%* of people are affected. That's not me, so we can free crap from them."
*Obviously I had to write the number out because the average voter wouldn't understand 1x10-21