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View Diary: The Law of Unintended Consequences: 29% of the Country Think Armed Rebellion Might Be Necessary (106 comments)

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  •  Meh. Less there than meets the (7+ / 0-)

    eye.

    Vague, ambiguous question loaded with positive-valence words like "protect" and "liberty" + affirmation bias = a certain % of respondents will always say yes. You might think a typical, literate adult should be able to cull a precise meaning from it -- but 60 years of public opinion scholarship says otherwise. I'm not losing any sleep over this one.

    Hope you fall on your burger and fries.

    by cardinal on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:39:04 PM PDT

    •  I really have to agree.... (1+ / 0-)
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      cardinal

      It has been proven time and time again that the wording of such polls can have a significant effect on the results achieved.

      Some things I found interesting about the poll though; fully 30% of the sample was 60 or older, 60% were 45 or older, 71% were white. College graduates significantly disagreed with both the CT questions, those with only HS or some college pretty much split on those questions.

      Yeah I'm not losing any sleep either.

      In all honesty I think Americans are too lazy to revolt,
      It would eat into their time watching Housewives and honey-boo-boo and mainlining Doritos.

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