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  • SHOCK! -- An Open Ended Survey

    10/16/2013 11:18:44 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 17 replies
    Pascal Fervor ^ | Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | Pascal
    Dear Readers. I received a survey request (filled in below) from the Media Research Center (MRC). Initially I was expecting just another multiple choice form that misses many of the key issues of the day. Much to my delight, this one actually had, in addition to MRC's preferred topics,  "other" as choices. And what was even more special, MRC provided a space in which to spell out the other choice(s). Burned out naif that I am, I have my doubts they will actually read what I put in the boxes. I know, many of you think I must be crazy...
  • “Gun Use In Self Defense?”

    05/10/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “gun use in self defense.” They did not find it where they were sent, because firing a gun in self defense is not the same thing as crimes prevented by a gun. Since most crimes prevented by the presence or the possible presence of a gun are only known to the perpetrator, the place to start is with criminals. Who are hard to pin down unless they are already in prison. From the standpoint of an inmate being surveyed on how often he, or sometimes she, committed a crime, how they selected victims and so...
  • Survey says...

    06/09/2012 10:51:02 AM PDT · by pickrell · 6 replies
    9 June 2012 | Ron Pickrell
    {ring}....{ring}....{ring} Glance at clock, 8:23 A.M, Saturday Morning. Reach out from under bedsheet.. "Hello." "Hello. This is an automated survey from the University of Cincinnati. You will be asked a series of questions on your views abo-" CLICK. Grrrr. It suddenly occurs to me that the autoringer I bought on a lark from EBAY for 25 bucks plus shipping, is about to find it's first use. Throw on P.J.'s, pad down to basement desk, fire up computer. Click Internet Explorer. Click on Google.com. Enter 'University of Cincinnati Board of Regents phone numbers'. ENTER. Ahhhhh. Flip on printer. Print Screen. Locate...
  • Voter Roll Call survey

    08/03/2010 2:33:19 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies · 8+ views
    Self ^ | August3, 2010 | DJMacWoW
    I was just called by Voter Roll Call about the upcoming elections. The questions ONLY pertained to corporations and their influence in elections. It was an automated voice and they asked questions with corresponding numbers for the answer. 1 Are you a registered voter? 2 How likely are you to vote? 3 Do corporations have too much influence in elections? 4 Do lobbyists have too much influence in Washington? 5 Which statement is true? a)I am more likely to vote for someone that listens to lobbyists? b) I am more likely to vote for someone that doesn't listen to lobbyists....
  • When Democracy fails

    02/14/2010 3:26:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 610+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2010 | REED TUCKER
    You don’t have to be a C-SPAN junkie to see that our government is just plain broken. You get the feeling that more substantial work gets accomplished at a high school’s model UN. But what if it’s not just government that’s broken? What if democracy itself doesn’t work? After watching “Jaywalking,” or, God help us all, an episode of “Jersey Shore,” it’s hard to argue that We the People are best equipped to make the important decisions of state. As Winston Churchill once said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
  • Perry beatig rino senator by 12 points

    07/09/2009 10:27:50 AM PDT · by HamiltonFan · 13 replies · 837+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | july 9, 2009 | Paul Burka
    posted by paulburka at 9:52 AM Perry’s twelve-point lead is the same as his advantage in last month’s Texas Lyceum poll, which was conducted by the same pollsters — Perry 33, Hutchison 21. Both that poll and this one showed that a large number of voters were undecided or preferred someone else. The Democratic primary results, which show Kinky Friedman ahead of Tom Schieffer, are irrelevant until the field grows. Favorability Perry 42% favorable, 32% unfavorable Obama 43% favorable, 46% unfavorable The Lyceum poll had Obama’s favorability rating in the state as a hard-to-believe 68%, and Perry’s favorable/unfavorable was 57/30....
  • Obama Unable to shake "myth" he's Muslim

    04/04/2009 8:11:09 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 110 replies · 2,957+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Some American believe President Obama is a Muslim. The polling numbers have not changed since the 2008 election.
  • Survey Results That will Surprise you

    01/13/2009 7:41:08 PM PST · by chaimke · 1 replies · 412+ views
    Ma’an News Agency (the Palestinian News Agency) is running various polls during the current Gaza conflagration. It asks Palestinians in all walks of life their opinions and I was quite surprised to see the sophistication of the average Palestinian at discerning the truth from the lies told by its leaders. While they are certainly nfar from being head over heels about Israel, the survey results will amaze you!
  • 'Disgusting' Bias for Obama, Time Writer Admits

    11/23/2008 3:56:05 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 83 replies · 2,645+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 23, 2008 | Newsmax
    The mainstream media's support for Barack Obama's presidential campaign was so biased that even major insiders are now admitting they were shocked by its depth and depravity. Last week, Time magazine's Mark Halperin called the media's performance during the campaign simply "disgusting." Halperin told a panel of media analysts at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election, "It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war." He added, "It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."
  • Study: Religion colors Americans’ views of nanotechnology

    02/20/2008 9:39:32 AM PST · by MetaThought · 33 replies · 194+ views
    University of Wisconsin Madison News ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Terry Devitt
    Is nanotechnology morally acceptable? For a significant percentage of Americans, the answer is no, according to a recent survey of Americans' attitudes about the science of the very small. Addressing scientists in Boston today (Feb. 15, 2008) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dietram Scheufele, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of life sciences communication, presented new survey results that show religion exerts far more influence on public views of technology in the United States than in Europe. "Our data show a much lower percentage of people who agree that nanotechnology is morally acceptable...
  • (Eurabia:) 'Ban headscarves' say half of Swedes

    09/26/2007 5:20:48 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 499+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/26/2007 | TT/The Local
    Islamic headscarves ought to be banned at workplaces and in schools - that's the view of half the people surveyed in a new Swedish poll. The poll, the third of its kind taken by Uppsala University to measure Swedes' views of diversity, shows a rising number of people supporting a headscarf ban. In 2005, 43 percent wanted a ban on Islamic female head coverings. This year, 49.8 percent of the 1,065 people asked supported a ban. The results the poll are open to some interpretation. The questionnaire asked people for their view on the banning of the 'slöja' or veil,...
  • Survey: Most Americans Say Founders Intended Christian Nation

    09/14/2007 2:48:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 828+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/14/07 | Lillian Kwon
    A majority of Americans believe the nation's founders intended the United States to be a Christian nation, a new national survey revealed. In the First Amendment Center’s annual survey measuring attitudes toward freedom of religion, speech and press, 55 percent of Americans said they believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation. Furthermore, three out of four people who identify themselves as evangelical or Republican agree while about half of Democrats and independents do. Compared to previous years, more Americans were found to support Christian activities in public schools. Most respondents (58 percent) say teachers in public schools should be...
  • Freep poll(s)! ( Political on the left. Rotating poll on the right)

    04/11/2007 8:05:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies · 228+ views
    www.rightontheright.com ^ | 4-11-07 | Right on Right
    On The Dem Side, Who's The Best? Hillary Clinton Barack Hussein Obama Joe Biden Chris Dodd John Edwards Bill Richardson Al Gore Lieberman- Bring Back Joementum!
  • Exclusive NY1 Poll: Big Apple Voters Are Souring On Giuliani (15% favorable rating by black voters)

    04/11/2007 7:12:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies · 444+ views
    NY1 ^ | 4/11/07 | NY1 News
    Rudolph Giuliani isn't feeling the love from the city he once served, based on the results of an exclusive NY1 poll. The poll shows that the Republican presidential candidate is better liked by New Yorkers who do not live in the five boroughs, than those who do. “He does a lot better outside the city than inside the city,” says NY1 pollster Mickey Blum. The poll shows that 55 percent of voters statewide have a favorable opinion of the former mayor, while 32 percent do not and 13 percent are undecided. In New York City, however, only 44 percent have...
  • Survey Says

    10/13/2006 10:12:36 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 3 replies · 411+ views
    Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons ^ | October 12, 2006 | Allen Forkum
    A study by a group led by Dr. Gilbert Burnham of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to be published Thursday on the Web site of the Lancet, a British medical journal, will claim that about 600,000 Iraqis have died from violence in Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. ... They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting. Most of the original Lancet clusters reported no deaths at all, with the journal admitting, "two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city...
  • British Conservatives Must Defend the U.S.–U.K. Special Relationship

    10/04/2006 5:31:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 33 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 28AUG06 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
    The Anglo-American special relationship today faces one of its greatest challenges ever in rising British opposition to the United Kingdom’s close ties to the United States. The resurgent Conservative Party under David Cameron must do more to counter this change in public attitudes. British Conservatives should embrace their Party’s traditional pro-Atlanticist agenda and resist the temptation to adopt an anti-American foreign policy. The realistic alternative—spurning Washington in favor of closer ties to Brussels—threatens the effectiveness and leadership of both the United States and Great Britain on the world stage, as well as the progress of the war on terrorism. Changing...
  • Should the US Take a More Active Role in Cross Strait Relations?

    06/12/2006 11:36:56 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 194+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 12, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of the American general public and American opinion leaders - Should the US take a more active role in Cross Strait relations? Interestingly enough, the American general public and the American Opinion Leaders were about equal, with 44% saying the US should be more active. Just over half (52%) of the opinion leaders said, "no!", and just under half (47%) of the general public said, "no!" The majority opinion is for the US to mind its own business. One in ten persons in the...
  • First Thing that Comes to Mind for "China": #1-4

    06/11/2006 12:16:50 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 251+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of American opinion leaders - What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "China?" 4. Human/religious/civil rights - 16% (This is the percentage of the US population that are treehuggers and activists.) 3. Communism - 16% (They think this means everyone eating off of the same table and sharing the car.) 2. Population - 40% (Finally someone realizes that China has something the rest of the world doesn't - the largest population in the world) and.... 1. Economic growth -...
  • Charting The Past: Surveys Map Two Lost Harbors Of Phoenicia

    01/31/2006 12:01:24 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 1-28-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Charting the Past: Surveys map two lost harbors of Phoenicia Sid Perkins By analyzing long tubes of sediment drilled from locations in and around the Mediterranean ports of Tyre and Sidon, scientists have discovered the locations of the harbors from which legions of ancient Phoenician mariners set sail. Tyre and Sidon, located in what is now Lebanon, were the two most important city-states of Phoenicia, a trading empire founded more than 3,000 years ago. Although archaeologists knew much about the two cities and Phoenician civilization, they have long debated the sizes and locations of the ancient harbors, says Christophe Morhange,...
  • Meant to save teen lives, survey now under siege

    12/16/2005 7:35:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.13.05 | BEV McCARRON
    When the sixth teenage suicide hit, Anne Einhorn, a Cherry Hill mother and school board member, remembers sitting helplessly in her kitchen as her son and his friends vented over why it kept happening. The first was a girl, in 2000. The last one, an eighth grader, took his life, with no apparent warning, in the spring of 2004. "It was frightening," Einhorn said. "And it seemed they were getting younger as time went on." The Cherry Hill school district wasn't going to wait for another. Last year, substance abuse counselor Jen DiStefano brought in a screening process -- one...
  • A lack of balance on issue of guns

    09/16/2005 1:40:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 653+ views
    THE DAILY NEWS (NC) ^ | September 16,2005 | BY STAFF REPORTS
    One of the perennial issues facing Americans, especially lawmakers, is gun control. Those of us who defend private ownership of firearms are continually battling those who wish to restrict guns in private hands. Opponents of gun ownership approach their goal from many directions. Some of their proposals seem at first to be common-sense measures whose aim is to protect us from ourselves. One of the most recent of these measures making the rounds in state legislatures is something called "safe storage" of firearms. These laws require gun owners to keep firearms locked in some way so curious children cannot get...
  • George W. Bush's Job Approval Ratings Drop (Barf Alert)

    08/22/2005 8:20:56 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 34 replies · 1,337+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 8-23-05 | American Research Group
    George W. Bush's overall job approval ratings have dropped from a month ago even as Americans who approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president are turning more optimistic about their personal financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove. Among Americans registered to vote, 38% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 56% disapprove, and...
  • Fickle armchair warriors - ("disgraceful, unacceptable;" liberal impugning Bush & war effort!)

    07/04/2005 9:40:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 406+ views
    AUGUSTA FREE PRESS.COM ^ | JULY 4, 2005 | BRUCE KESLER
    Success has many parents; failure is an orphan. That's the kind of fickle armchair opinions offered by some public figures and media commentators who are waffling supporters or critics of our mission in Iraq. Without embarrassment, their speeches and writings bounce around with the day's headlines. Who cares? They're just a bunch of talking heads anyway. And, with the expansion of choices in media, people are able to choose which ones reinforce their own dispositions. Surveys show that supporters tend to watch Fox, and opponents tend to watch CNN. The importance is two-fold. First, the larger middle is affected and...
  • Are Newspaper Readers Going Republican, Too?

    12/14/2004 2:58:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,034+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | December 14, 2004 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Even as a new Gallup poll shows that the public values “values” less than November exit polls suggested, another survey from the same outfit released today showed a historic surge in Republican party affiliation. In Gallup's latest poll this month, those identifying themselves as Republicans jumped to 37% of the public, with Democrats now clearly trailing with 32%. Democrats have long held more party members than Republicans. During the Clinton years, the bulge was about 5% to 6%. As recently as late-October of this year the Democratic edge was 37% to 34%. Gallup noted today: “Post-election shifts in...
  • Zogby Tracking Poll for Tomorrow

    10/30/2004 7:30:15 AM PDT · by kfowler1 · 9 replies · 1,165+ views
    Zogby International ^ | 10-30-04 | Zogby International
    Zogby Questions for tomorrow's survey: State? Are you registered to vote? How likely are you to vote in national elections? In the 2000 presidential election, the candidates were Democrat Al Gore, Republican George W. Bush, Reform Party's Pat Buchanan, Libertarian Party's Harry Browne and the Green Party's Ralph Nader. For whom did you vote? In which party are you either registered to vote or do you consider yourself to be a member ... If the election for president were held today, for whom would you vote - Republican George W. Bush or Democrat John Kerry? If the election for president...
  • Tripias: Bush 298 - Kerry 240

    10/16/2004 6:26:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1,328+ views
    Tripias ^ | 10/16/04 | N/A
    State by State 2004: Default View Bush: 298 Electoral Votes (144 likely, 154 uncertain)Kerry: 240 Electoral Votes (150 likely, 90 uncertain) Current View: Default View Default view bases electoral calculations on the latest available poll, regardless of whether or not the poll includes Ralph Nader, whether it samples likely voters, registered voters, or 'other' (Zogby), and regardless of the pollster who conducted the poll. Latest Polls Added: GA: Bush +19% (Strategic Vision 10/12 - 10/14) MN: Kerry +3% (Strategic Vision 10/12 - 10/14) MN: Kerry +2% (Strategic Vision 10/12 - 10/14) MI: Kerry +9% (Strategic Vision 10/12 - 10/14)...
  • Surveys: More Iraqis Want Democracy

    05/14/2004 12:28:10 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 10 replies · 484+ views
    guardian ^ | May 14, 2004 | WILL LESTER
    PHOENIX (AP) - Iraqis are likely to say they want to live in a democracy, though they don't necessarily understand how it works. Some pollsters who have done nationwide surveys of Iraq in recent months talked about their findings at a meeting this week of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. One barrier to democracy is that many in the country need more information about how it would work, their research suggests. ``There's the sense that people in Iraq know they want democracy, but they don't know how to get there,'' said Christoph Sahm, director of Oxford Research International....
  • New Poll: Majority of Americans, Blacks, Students Pro-Life on Abortion

    04/26/2004 10:34:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 558+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 26, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- While abortion advocates marched in Washington on Sunday, pro-life groups were touting the results of a new poll showing that a majority of Americans, including African Americans and students, are pro-life on abortion. In a poll released Friday by Zogby International, a respected polling firm, a total of 56 percent agreed with one of the following pro-life views: abortion should never be legal (18 percent), legal only when the life of the mother is in danger (15 percent) or legal only when the life of the mother is in danger or in cases of rape or...
  • Labor's Lost Jobs (The Payroll Survey Misleads)

    04/07/2004 6:09:29 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 374+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7 April 2004 | TIM KANE
    WASHINGTON — Friday brought good news on the economic front, with the Labor Department reporting that 308,000 jobs were added last month. But total payroll employment still appears sickly if one looks back over the last three years. There have been two million jobs lost since March 2001. Or have there? It depends, as usual, on which statistics you use. And there is reason to doubt the numbers from the payroll survey, which the Labor Department has used since 1939, because they give a misleading picture of the 2004 economy. The payroll survey counts jobs, not workers. But counting payroll...
  • Bush Gets Year-End Boost in Approval (Bush Approval at 59%: ABC News/Washingto Post)

    12/23/2003 7:33:26 AM PST · by dangus · 56 replies · 330+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, December 22, 2003 | By Dan Balz and Richard Morin
    <p>Growing optimism about the economy and a spike in support for going to war in Iraq have given President Bush a sharp year-end boost in his approval ratings... The boost for Bush comes after the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and a succession of brighter economic indicators that helped to reverse a decline in his ratings that began in the early fall. His overall approval rating stands at 59 percent in the poll, the highest since August, when increased U.S. casualties and terrorist attacks in Iraq led the public to question his policies.</p>
  • Elbert: Controversial researcher has new tools

    04/18/2003 8:34:25 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 5 replies · 172+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 04/16/2003 | David Elbert
    <p>Twenty-five years ago, Charles Cleveland, then a Drake University professor, captured attention with a computer program designed to identify people's attitudes based on what they said or wrote.</p> <p>A 1978 Des Moines Register story about the project stirred up a hornets' nest. Privacy advocates worried that government agencies would use the program to develop psychological profiles that would lead to the dark futures portrayed by novelists George Orwell and Aldous Huxley.</p>
  • Pupils urged to inform on problem parents Coming Soon To the USA??

    10/15/2002 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SheLion · 8 replies · 241+ views
    NEWS.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 14 October 2002 | Helen Hague
    Pupils as young as 13 are being encouraged to disclose sensitive information about their parents to the Government to help discover why they might be failing at school. Details of problems such as drink and drug abuse, depression, eating disorders and frequent domestic rows would be sought by advisers. The data,gathered without the consent of parents by the Connexions Service, which supplies careers and personal advisers to schools, could be shared with a number of government departments, the police and health authorities. The methods used to collect this data, its storage and future use, is worrying child mental health...