50 word response to Student in regards of what they wrote and original question

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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:

  1. URL for the website
  2. Using your own words, state the topic of the poll in a full sentence.
  3. State the sample size and margin of error.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. What role could sampling have played in determining these results?


Good day to you all!

  The subject that I’ve chosen to do for this poll is just about as controversial as the presidential race. I chose to view the results on religion.

a)  The URL for the website

a.  http://www.pollingreport.com/religion.htm

b)  The topic of this poll

a.  The topic of this poll how those that were surveyed see the Islamic religion… and do they believe that being in the Islamic religion brings about violence over other religious practices.

c)  Sample size and margin of error

a.  The sample size was 1,011 adults nationwide (N = 1,011)

b.  The margin of error is ±4.

d)  Interpret the results of your poll

a.  Choosing the most recent data available (data from 12/9/15 through 12/10/15) (Religion, 2015), 38% of those surveyed said that the Islamic religion is more violent than other religions, while 4% said they were less violent. 48% of those surveyed, said that the Islam’s were about as violent as any other religious group, and 10% weren’t sure about it. Majority rule says that those believing in the Islamic religion are no more violent than a Catholic or a Baptist would be.

e)  Is there a significant difference in the responses?

a.  With the margin of error being ±4, those that said they were more violent could be between 34%-42%. Those that said they were less violent could be between 0 – 8%. Ones that think they are about the same as any other religion could be between 44% - 52%. And the ones that were unsure could be between 6% - 14%. I don’t really see a significant difference in the responses of those surveyed, no matter what their opinion of the Islamic religion is.

f)  What role could sampling have played in determining these results?

a.  Depending upon which method was used, sampling, such as simple random sampling; could generate a better, broader set of parameters for this survey. This type of sampling is done at random so that “…every subset of a given size has an equal chance of being selected.” (Evans, 2013, p. 104). The survey could have been originally taken by, say 600 people that are strictly against foreigners being in the U.S. at all, and 411 that either don’t care or are the religious types that want to convert everyone else. A tainted poll may as well not be a poll that has been given. We don’t know the basis of the applicants that took this survey, so we will never know where their hearts lie on the issue.


Evans, J. R., Hanna, M. E., Render, B. (2013). Business Statistics with Quantitative Analysis. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Religion. (2015). Retrieved from PollingReport: http://www.pollingreport.com/religion.htm

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