Originally posted by twhitehead
No, it is not. 'Most' has subtle variation in meaning depending on context.
If I said: 'most people survive brain surgery' would you take it that 51 or more out of 100 patients survive? I don't think so.
If I said: 'most people have university degrees', would you take it that 51 or more out of 100 people have university degrees? I don't think so.
But maybe English is different where you live.
adj. Superlative of many, much.
a. Greatest in number: won the most votes.
b. Greatest in amount, extent, or degree: has the most compassion.
2. In the greatest number of instances: Most fish have fins.
1. The greatest amount or degree: She has the most to gain.
2. Slang The greatest, best, or most exciting. Used with the: That party was the most!
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The greatest part or number: Most of the town was destroyed. Most of the books were missing.
adv. Superlative of much.
1. In or to the highest degree or extent. Used with many adjectives and adverbs to form the superlative degree: most honest; most impatiently.
2. Very: a most impressive piece of writing.
3. Informal Almost: Most everyone agrees.
at (the) most
At the maximum: We saw him for ten minutes at the most. She ran two miles at most.
P.S. Using the first definition, 75% is greater than 25%.