Polls: It’s all in the question

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Polls: It’s all in the question

Just by asking a question a certain way, organizations can get the survey results they want
DAVID HOLUB/Durango Herald illustration

Polls: It’s all in the question

DAVID HOLUB/Durango Herald illustration
To learn more

Visit www.durangosteampark.org or www.durangogov.org/STEAM to take the STEAM Park survey. Virtual City Hall can be accessed at durangogov.org.
Wondering if you can ever trust a poll’s result again?
Richard Miller, executive director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment at Fort Lewis College, says polls by these organizations follow good survey practices and poll a true random sampling:
Cornell University Survey Research Institute
National Opinion Research Center
Pew Research Center
Gallup Inc.
Nielsen Media Research
Quinnipiac University Poll

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