Tuesday’s Horse says:
“Remember that ASPCA Poll that showed that 80% of Americans are against horse slaughter. This is an awesome post about the results. Read it!”
The now infamous Lake Research Partners survey on horse slaughter in the United States, conducted on behalf of the ASPCA, shows that voters oppose the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overwhelmingly. The opposition is strong among those who own horses and those who do not, as well as across every key demographic and geographic group, and across political party lines.
Check the survey itself to see how it is stratified across the various demographics. What does it really mean? Well, to start off, it should be known that surveys conducted by professional research firms are designed and interpreted by statisticians and social scientists, and unless we’re talking about a complete census, they all use some form of random sampling.
1) What makes a survey such as this more valuable than one by Survey Monkey installed on a website?
The fact that it is randomized…
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