ArchiveJune 9, 2015

The problem with public opinion polls

In the polling world, no survey firm releases its microdata in a timely manner. When pollsters release it at all — usually months after publication, to an archive that requires a paid subscription for access — they seldom provide the detailed methodological explanations necessary to replicate the survey results. Critics have raised charges of full-scale fabrication, like that alleged in the...

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