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Complainant Name:
Mr Adam Levick

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Economist


Adam Levick complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice. The complainant said that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that a poll carried out by the Anti-Defamation League had sampled the opinion of 'American Jews'. In fact, the poll was based on a sampling of all Americans.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper corrected the online article and appended the following note:

Correction: We initially stated that the poll by the Anti-Defamation League was of Jewish Americans. In fact, the poll was based on a random sampling of all Americans. That section of the post has been changed. Sorry.

Date Published: 19/12/2013

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