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  •  19 votes (4.00)
    In a community of thousands gives us a MoE of like 800+/-
    •  Sample size and sample picking (none)
      You are probably correct in this case because the people answering this poll self selected themselves.  However, do not underestimate the power of statistical sampling if the sample is representative of the universe being studied!  If it is so picked, it does not have to be that large to give possibly significant results.

      Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

      by truthbetold on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:09:17 AM PST

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      •  I dont (none)
        really want to run significance tests on this poll because it isn't really all that important but the chances that even an unbiased sampling of 19
        would result in a statistically significant outcome seems very small to me.

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