Visually communicating uncertainty: An experiment

I was just reading this article by Nate Silver in fivethirtyeight, which explores the different ways journalists miscommunicate probabilities.

This particular sentence caught my interest: “People associate numbers with precision, so using numbers to express uncertainty in the form of probabilities might not be intuitive.”

So, what if we tried to visually communicate that imprecision. Instead of 25.4 percent, which feels very solid, we represented it as 25.4 percent.