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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Most of Us Want to Sacrifice for the Sake of Planet Earth

Don't take my word for it.

According to this poll, 4 out of 5 people on planet earth are prepared and willing to make changes in their lifestyle to help fight global warming.

Gee, this poll must have taken years to complete. They did some serious interviewing, didn't they?

Nope. 22,000 people in 21 countries.

Let’s see, there are 6,000,000,000 people on planet earth.

By my calculations, the number of people surveyed equal .0036 % of the population.

If you include the Vatican and Taiwan as countries, there are 194 countries in the world.

So they polled about 1/3 of 1% of the population in about 10% of the world and now declare that 4 out of 5 people are willing to accept energy taxes and are more willing than their governments to “contemplate serious changes to their lifestyles to combat global warming.”

There is a technical term that I believe is apropos for this particular poll.

Continue reading..


At 1:02 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Pollstersa often slant their questions in favor of whatever result they want, also. It is not always just the questions asked that makes the difference, but how the questions are asked.

At 10:15 PM, Anonymous American said...

For polling, you don't need an answer from every one of six billion people. You need a good sample. Also, if they excluded some of the poor regions, it's understandable. They are hardly contributing to global warming.

As to Mark's comments on 'slanting'...well, it's true in everything, right? We all have different opinions on different topics!!


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