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Roedy's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Roedy

I suspect you could get quite different answers, how?

  1. interrogators are all Christian or all atheist. Body language telegraphs the correct answer.

  2. multiple choice with 4/5 answers essentially Christian or essentially scientific.

  3. where you find the people to interrogate. People at home with land lines are a different set than those working in office buildings.

  4. where you interrogate people. Who is with them. If a friend is with them, they will answer to please the friend.

I like to tease such interrogators by saying "I don't know the correct answer to that question", which is suggesting someone who paid for this poll wanted me to answer a particular way.

Next time you get a telephone poll, try to guess how the interrogator personally wants you to answer each question. They are supposed to disguise this, but I don't think it is easy to do.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:05:01 UTC | #946473