Monday, February 26, 2018

Framing at a Gallup

It has long been known that the way questions are framed in opinion polls can have a big effect on the results.

A recent Gallup Poll illustrates this point with regard to public attitudes toward higher education (or is it colleges and universities)?

Two charts below illustrate the impact of framing. (And note that the difference between higher ed and colleges and universities does not seem to involve incorporation of community colleges in the former but perhaps not the latter.


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