Gallup Worsheet - 1 To ask how results can be so different...

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1. To ask how results can be so different from their own beliefs of what people think- to find out how it chooses the people it polls, and to find out why they’ve never been interviewed. 2. The goal was to get the same results of a survey with a small group of randomly selected people versus if the entire population took the survey. 3. If every person had an equal chance of being chosen, then that person is a good representation of the population as a whole. It is important because it should ensure that our information is the most accurate that it can be. 4. The earliest polls were conducted in person. This took place around 1938. 5. The results of those polls were decently reliable. 6. Instead of in person polls, they used telephones, because it was too expensive to go to every house. 7. Soon everybody in the late 2000’s had cell phones so they used those instead.
This way they could call people personally, and not just a general household.

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