The Danger of Posing Leading Questions to Slant Survey Results

Here’s a humorous example from the British television show, “Yes, Minister,” of how public opinion surveys can be skewed to get the desired result. Be careful when you are designing surveys. Test them on classmates. If 90% or more answer “yes” or “no” to a question, think of a different question or a different way to ask the question, so your survey doesn’t ask leading questions.

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