Category: Research and Polls

The Answer is in the Questions

Rasmussen Reports released a poll on the Wisconsin public employees standoff that seems more intended to generate a predetermined result than real insight.  The headline poll result was 48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions But as always, it it best to look at the actual questions.  Rasmussen asks five questions: 1* How closely …

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Many Workers Believe Social Security will become an Illusion

A survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute covered a broad range of retirement savings and planning topics.  The 2010 survey is the 20th annual study.  Generally, the current survey showed that record low confidence levels measured during 2008 and 2009 have bottomed out.  Retiree confidence also bottomed out, although there are only 19% of …

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New survey shows that 100 percent of people don’t mind participating in surveys.

No, the survey in the title doesn’t exist, but it was the easiest way to summarize the problem of response rates.  The reason why the hypothetical survey in the title got its result was because they first had to ask if they wanted to take a survey before they asked the survey question.  Thus, the survey reaches the …

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