David Leonhardt is an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times. In his Christmas Eve column, he writes about probabilities. He is in favor of using them to communicate, but says, "They are inherently hard to grasp."
And, as we know, statistics is based on probabilities -- which is why so many find it confusing.
Andrew A. (Andy) Jawlik is the author of the book, Statistics from A to Z -- Confusing Concepts Clarified, published by Wiley.