The older group smoked more, had more strokes and heart attacks and in all ways was inferior, resulting in a skewing of the data.
Labor unions have long been a strong political force in Michigan, skewing heavily toward Democrats.
“You think of text as skewing to a younger demographic—which is true,” Manis explained in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.