Sat Jan 28th, 2006 at 09:11:00 AM EST
I love Market research. i financed parts of my degree with being a guinea pig and pretending to be a heavy smoker, who had just had a dental operation so I could not smoke during the interview (I hate smoking) - So yes, I am highly cynical about Market research, but I don;t bypass a chance to tick boxes and confuse them... O.k I know enough about statistics that the outliers are usually eliminated, but still, it pays for the sandwich.
Anyway. on this page (don;t go) I came across this survey
talk about directed questioning.
My collar exploded when they asked:
Which of the following is the principal source of your views on the development of life on Earth?
- Religious beliefs
- The positions of religious or political leaders
- The ideas expressed in news media
- Other/ Not Sure/ Prefer not to say
then I saw their logo. Opinion Outpost. a post with arrows pointing in both directions - to create the impression of a cross.