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.
the following information for the selected poll results and include in your
for the website
your own words, state the topic of the poll in a full sentence.
the sample size and margin of error.
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.
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?
role could sampling have played in determining these results?