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>might get a much different perspective. I seem to recall >from my experimental psychology classes that you can >generally make a poll say anything you wish >based on how the queries are written and administered. A few months ago I was listening to Radio Netherlands. The speaker said there was a poll saying the a large proportion of the Dutch favored attacking Iraq. He said he went down to the street, in an admittedly less than scientif poll, and asked some 20 people their opinions and found not one who agreed. He then had an expert on polling in the studio and asked about it. It turned out the poll was taken by a company hired by the US -- the station didn't have the money to finance their own poll. The expert also said that between phrasing the questions and analyzing the results in various ways, it's possible to get about any result you wanted. Currently, poll manipulation seems to be just one more method of propaganda. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk