What is Polling the Nations?
Polls are an integral part of everyday life with results reported daily in the media. Survey information provides much of the basic underpinning for newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television news reports and speeches of public officials. When people read or hear these secondary sources they are getting information filtered through another's prism. Having access to the primary information provides a fresh perspective that can be found in no other place.
|Why is Polling the Nations the best source for polling data?||Comprehensiveness -- It has more surveys (18,000+) from more sources (1,700+) in more countries (100+) than any other resource anywhere.|
|Pro/Con||For students, the information gained from polls is especially useful in pro/con discussions, debates, presentations and reports. Polling results make it possible to add real life, up-to-date information on subjects covering a wide range of topics.|
Polls Add Important Dimensions to Our Understanding
|Statistics Provide Numbers:||Polls Go Beyond, to Explain:|
|Census data||Fundamental views about life|
|Crime rates||Fears for personal safety|
|Student teacher ratios||Attitudes toward schools|
|Government budget figures||People's spending priorities|
|Number of cable television viewers||Their viewing preferences|