By Anita Hales
April 24, 2007
Here's what it says on the Hays website about their surveys:
"Every month Hays Research Group conducts an omnibus statewide survey called 'Opinion Counts'. We extend an invitation to our clients to purchase individual questions in the survey at a minimal cost. Each question purchased by a client costs that client $350 ....the resulting data for that client s question belongs to the client only and will not be released to any other entity without the express written permission of the client."
So somebody wrote the question,
paid to have it in the survey and gave permission to have the
It's really hard to give much weight to a survey of such a small percentage of people.
The media has predictably gone flying with headlines about the results. But people should be very careful before they get all excited about a survey like this.
If you look carefully at the question, it's loaded to get a predictable result. Somebody wrote this knowing how to write survey questions.'
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