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Anthropologist Margaret Mead inspired us with this famous quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Doing that involves regular communication with elected officials at all levels. We provide some helpful tips and links for the most effective ways to engage with your lawmakers.
Like it or not, we can't afford to elect candidates simply by the letter behind the name. We must dig deeper, weighing choices by what they do, not simply by what they say.
We’re careful to distinguish between fact and opinion. You should be too.
There is an important difference between polls and surveys. A poll asks just one multiple-choice question, and provides participants a range of answers, from which they may select just one, or as many as apply. With a survey, participants can choose from among predefined answers. For example, survey responses can be limited to those who identify themselves as registered voters. Or, respondents can choose multiple answers, or “other,” or “not applicable” or “no response.” A survey presents multiple questions across a wider range of question types. Participants are also asked to provide comments and personal information such as age ranges, gender, ethnic identity, postal area code, or address, e-mail address, and so on. Answers to such questions help researchers categorize responss by demographic analysis.
In articles or media reports about polls and surveys, note what method is being described, and look for the scope and methodology. Polls are less scientific, and are usually intended to determine an abstraction, such as “the mood of voters,” or “exit polls show.” Surveys are more structured, and the number of people being surveyed is based upon statistical probability, as well as the scope of the sampling. This could include people who self-identify as liberals, moderates, or conservatives, or “just women” or “just people between the ages of 18 and 35.”
Subjective Opinion Reports:
Samples of public opinion are least accurate if taken from “the man on the street,” or from responses to questions presented on social media or on a political party or candidate's Website.
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We provide the TransForm Idaho/Google Search Engine, drawing from more than 2,600 original sources of statistics and other primary data, organizations and government as well as nongovernmental agencies, plus reports from media outlets and news aggregators on the Web to help you find additional information on subjects related to current issues in the American political arena. The algorithm we use limits the search within relevant sites, rather than the whole Internet universe, to yield results from primary sources of factual fact, such as official statistics, research, and other trusted, attributed content from sources that may have political bias, but to eliminate bogus sources and sites that are overtly partisan, spread misinformation, conspiracy theories, or outright lies and hate-mongering.
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