1000 voters were surveyed and 39±2% of the voters agree with the president. In this example N=1000 and the margin of error (MoE) is 2%.

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When the results of a survey or poll are published, the sample size and the margin of error are both given. For example: 1000 voters were surveyed and 39±2% of the voters agree with the president. In this example N=1000 and the margin of error (MoE) is 2%.

This website lists several public opinion polls. Search the site and find a poll where the sample size and margin of error are given. Try to find a poll dealing with a topic in your profession or one in which you are really interested.


Determine the following information for the selected poll results and include in your initial post:

A.  URL for the website

B.  Using your own words, state the topic of the poll in a full sentence.

C.  State the sample size and margin of error.

D.  Interpret the results of your poll using your own words and full sentences. Note: Depending on the question asked, your poll may have more than one poll result – you only need to discuss one result.

E.  Looking at the results with respect to the margin of error, do you think there is a significant difference in the responses to the different questions being asked?

F.  What role could sampling have played in determining these results?

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School: Rice University

Running head: STATISTICS





The topic is on the thoughts of the people making the same sex marriage legal or illegal.
The results are grouped as done by the republicans, independents and democrats. The sample
size used is N = 1,280 and the margin error is ±3. From the polls 58 % of the individuals wanted
the marriages to be legal, 33% voted for not legal and 9% was unsure (Polling Report, 2016).
The use of the polls is important as it shows what people prefer, and it is done by using a sample
of the whole population. The accuracy of the poll is important in the determination of the
population diversity. The choosing of the sample is done in a way that there is no compromise of
the results. From the result it is seen that the majority of the population advocate for the
legalization of the same sex marriage and this is seen to mirror on the thoughts of the whole
American population.
The er...

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