The ability to understand and interpret data is an essential feature of life in the 21st century: vital for the economy, for our society and for us as individuals. The ubiquity of statistics makes it vital that citizens, scientists and policy makers are fluent with numbers. Data analysis is revolutionising both how we see the world and how we interact with it.
This report from the British Academy offers a vision of how the UK can rise to the potentially transformational challenge of becoming a data-literate nation. Count Us In (in summary) calls for a cultural change across all phases of education and employment, together with a concerted, continuous national effort led by government.