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mtyoung

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The Black Guardian

Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 03:11:40 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: How isn't it?
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 02:42:04 am EST

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> > Indeed. The most recent one I've heard about shows about 60%
> > support the writers, 14% support the studios, with the rest not
> > caring/undecided. This was as recent as last week. Plus, by polls,
> > more than 84% are aware of the strike. This poll was taken a week
> > into the strike. I'd imagine a lot more know about it by now.
>
> The first poll you mentioned, which shows support, was conducted only
> in the LA area. So you have to disregard what that poll tells you.

It was not. It was a USAToday/Gallup poll of American viewers nationwide.

> The second poll, which showed awareness, is biased and improper for
> various reasons. The surveyor doesn't show any information about who
> he surveyed, only polled 1000 applicants, doesn't say how the
> applicants were surveyed (online, outside of a mall), etc. Basically,
> if you've taken a market research and statistics classes, you will
> see the errors.

Yes, the surveyor (Synovate) does. Among the info gathered was age, income bracket, and education. It was conducted online. 1000 applicants is enough.

> And interesting link is : http://www.amptp.org/dollarsandsense.html
> where the AMPTP discuss the financial side of the strike.

Yup.
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> > > Indeed. The most recent one I've heard about shows about 60%
> > > support the writers, 14% support the studios, with the rest not
> > > caring/undecided. This was as recent as last week. Plus, by polls,
> > > more than 84% are aware of the strike. This poll was taken a week
> > > into the strike. I'd imagine a lot more know about it by now.
> >
> > The first poll you mentioned, which shows support, was conducted only
> > in the LA area. So you have to disregard what that poll tells you.
>
> It was not. It was a USAToday/Gallup poll of American viewers nationwide.

Yeah, I guess I just misread that. I'm still thinking that the poll is not accurate, since most of the people I know, aren't really aware that a strike is going on, or really just don't care at all. And I couldn't find any information about the methodology of the study. But then again, its not that I care that much about it either.
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> > The second poll, which showed awareness, is biased and improper for
> > various reasons. The surveyor doesn't show any information about who
> > he surveyed, only polled 1000 applicants, doesn't say how the
> > applicants were surveyed (online, outside of a mall), etc. Basically,
> > if you've taken a market research and statistics classes, you will
> > see the errors.
>
> Yes, the surveyor (Synovate) does. Among the info gathered was age, income bracket, and education. It was conducted online. 1000 applicants is enough.

The fact that it was conducted online heavily favors the younger audience (under 40). I was saying that the survey doesn't list what percentage of their survey takers are of what age, gender, etc. Then again, the guy only put his findings online, I would assume he has the other information somewhere else.

For instance (as a generalization), young people will favor the writers more, older people will favor the studios more.
>
> > And interesting link is : http://www.amptp.org/dollarsandsense.html
> > where the AMPTP discuss the financial side of the strike.
>
> Yup.
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