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Subject: Fwd: Re: [CQ-Contest] Polling
From: frenaye@pcnet.com (Tom Frenaye)
Date: Wed Feb 13 12:53:45 2002
At 11:17 AM 2/13/2002 -0600, Jim Rhodes/K0XU  wrote:
>I wonder if the survey groups that are polled tend to be from the higher 
>density population areas. This alone would bias the survey against contesters. 
>I would be very interested in how they choose the survey population. Living 
>most of my life in the midwest I have gotten used to the fact that our 
>opinions don't count as much as those from either coast.

Jim - if we did that, the results would be meaningless to us.   I think you may 
have succumbed to the "black hole" syndrome...  :^ )

 From the survey appendix: "The survey sample of 1200 was selected in 
systematic, stratified fashion..."   It only included licensed, domestic (USA) 
members.  "Responses have been weighted in tabulation to accurately reflect 
true population proportions."  The weighting was by license class reported in 
the FCC database.   

No attempt was made to adjust weighting based on anything else (age, years 
licensed, hours on the air, type of activity, etc).

                        -- Tom

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