PEW poll on climate action

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1 week 5 days ago #46613 by PEW
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1 week 4 days ago #46617 by 112059
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PEW wrote: cleantechnica.com/2020/06/24/pew-poll-shows-americans-favor-renewables-climate-action/

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I will start believing polls when they start showing the exact questions asked and the political lean on those that answered them.
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1 week 4 days ago #46623 by uhthisb
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112059 wrote: I will start believing polls when they start showing the exact questions asked and the political lean on those that answered them.

You sound like a simpleton, sorry. Cuz when you say "start believing" and "start showing" you behave as if you weren't already provided with what you're requesting.

The exact questions and the exact political lean is two- and/or one-clicks away from the OP's hyperlink. You were too lazy to care. That says way more about you than the researchers.

PDF here, kooky...

www.pewresearch.org/science/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/06/PS_2020.06.23_government-climate_REPORT.pdf
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1 week 4 days ago #46624 by Soteria 2.0
www.google.com/amp/s/www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/27/what-our-transition-to-online-polling-means-for-decades-of-phone-survey-trends/%3famp=1

Pew Research Center itself now conducts the majority of its U.S. polling online, primarily through its American Trends Panel.

When an actual person, in the form of an interviewer, is involved in asking questions, people are more likely to respond in a way that paints them in a positive light or avoids an uncomfortable interaction. This social dynamic is removed when people are taking surveys on their laptop or smartphone, without an interviewer. The difference in estimates stemming from the method of interviewing is known as a mode effect.

The key question then becomes: If a new online poll estimate differs noticeably from an older phone estimate, does that signal a real change in public opinion, or is the difference just an artifact of the different mode in which the poll was conducted?

Changing modes can break a trend

Are all polling questions susceptible to mode effects?

If the question asks about a sensitive or potentially embarrassing topic, self-administered polls done online tend to yield data less skewed toward the answer respondents see as socially desirable than do interviewer-administered polls.

How is Pew Research Center addressing this mode difference when reporting on trends?

If the question features a ratings scale, telephone poll respondents are more likely than online survey respondents to select extremely positive answers but are not more likely to give extremely negative responses.

In some cases, there is compelling evidence that the online poll measured the attitude with less error (e.g., less social desirability bias) than the phone poll.

Report the new online estimate as part of a pre-existing phone trend without major emphasis.

When the same group of people are interviewed multiple times, it is possible for the repeated measurements to have an effect (e.g., by making the survey topic more salient to the panelists). While such “conditioning” of survey respondents does not appear to be a major threat in panels that ask about many different topics – like the American Trends Panel – researchers need to remain vigilant about this risk.

There are so many variables that effect the outcome of a poll, some choose to take that into account.

Polls are subjective.
based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

Objective information or analysis is fact-based, measurable and observable.
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1 week 3 days ago #46625 by Soteria 2.0
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Pew Poll Shows Americans Favor Renewables & Climate Action
June 24th, 2020 by Steve Hanley

About the Author
Steve Hanley Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his homes in Florida and Connecticut or anywhere else the Singularity may lead him. You can follow him on Twitter but not on any social media platforms run by evil overlords like Facebook.

Why, this link?
He enjoys the literary style of the author.

But the “Drill, baby, drill” mantra that held sway for so long is crumbling as more and more Americans are deciding to trust the evidence of climate change they can see for themselves rather than the lunatic rantings of the fossil fuel apologists.

The latest Pew Research poll, conducted in April and May of this year, shows the number of Americans clamoring for aggressive action on renewable energy and climate change is at an all-time high. That means the troglodytes touting more pipelines, more offshore drilling, more torturing of national parks may find their support among voters has eroded substantially since the last national election.

But the new legislation hasn’t got a snowball’s chance in Hell of passing in the Senate, where Despicable Mitch McConnell is happy to see the citizens of his state suffer from poor health and early deaths just as long as he gets re-elected.

Incredible
Unbiased, journalistic integrity.

That review is very accurate.
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1 week 3 days ago #46626 by Soteria 2.0
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The lack of critical thinking in this source's reporting is a perfect example the technocratic zeitgeist of Tesla fanboys everywhere. CleanTechnica's worldview is that anyone who has the audacity to disagree with them is a pawn for big oil, and the comments here indicate as much.
It's idiocy. It's misleading. It's dangerous.

This source publishes misleading articles. See below for a small example of how brainwashed this purveyor of questionable information is.

Cleantechnica headline: Fossil Vehicle Sales In Global Freefall Down 4.7% In 2019! Electric Vehicle Sales Continue To Grow CleanTechnica Report ( cleantechnica.com/2020/01/18/fossil-vehicle-sales-in-global-freefall-down-4-7-in-2019-electric-vehicle-sales-continue-to-grow/ ) (Jan. 18, 2020)

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electrive.com headline: CAM study finds USA and China EV markets in decline ( www.electrive.com/2020/01/14/cam-study-finds-usa-and-china-ev-markets-in-decline/ ) (Jan. 14, 2020)
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1 week 3 days ago #46627 by Soteria 2.0
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CleanTechnica is a site for 'articles' that are approved and sponsored by corporations. There isn't anything wrong with that except that readers aren't going to understand what they're up against if they haven't researched the site and will believe that the 'comment' section is for free wheeling diverse opinions.

They are NOT! If you question information about the corporations that support the content you will suddenly find yourself being attacked in crude ways if you go too far for their comfort!

They apparently feel this threatens their revenue!

If the site isn't comfortable with your ideas they'll play tag team! For instance, the editor will be tagged as a 'top commentator', not as editor, owner or employee, and join in for a set up question. They'll claim your opinions are non factual but neither are theirs!
The moderators enforce this. Business logic isn't good enough for them if it doesn't conform to the preferred outlook. The pattern is set up question followed by beat down of any contrary outlook.

The site is open about their business model IF you go to the pages where they appeal to advertisers and explain how to 'sponsor' articles. Most readers aren't familiar with this model they aren't likely to understand that CleanTechnica's articles are specifically for making money from sponsors! It was only after very strong armed attacks in the commentary section that I got suspicious and looked at the site more thoroughly.

"you will suddenly find yourself being attacked in crude ways"

lol
Remind you of anyone?
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1 week 3 days ago #46628 by 112059
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uhthisb wrote:

112059 wrote: I will start believing polls when they start showing the exact questions asked and the political lean on those that answered them.

You sound like a simpleton, sorry. Cuz when you say "start believing" and "start showing" you behave as if you weren't already provided with what you're requesting.

The exact questions and the exact political lean is two- and/or one-clicks away from the OP's hyperlink. You were too lazy to care. That says way more about you than the researchers.

PDF here, kooky...

www.pewresearch.org/science/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/06/PS_2020.06.23_government-climate_REPORT.pdf



I was taught the only stupid question is the one not asked. If asking questions makes me a simpleton so be it, I like to ask questions.

I clicked on the hyperlink and read it and that is why this simpleton asked for the questions and political lean.

If I polled 1,000 right leaning people the same question as 1,000 left leaning people and then grouped the answers all together to come up with a percentage you might think that would be accurate, but If only 10 left leaning people answered the question even you could see how that would be skewed.

In this poll it is stated "Note: Respondents who gave other responses or did not give an answer are not shown." See how easy it is to skew a poll!

If one believes polls aren't skewed well P. T. Barnum had a quote for that. The 2016 election should have shown you polls are sometimes skewed.
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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #46629 by uhthisb
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Is this a joke? You really don't understand sourcing?

Pew Research and CleanTechnica are unrelated entities, okay? When Pew Research does a study, or a police department produces a crime blotter, or the WWE signs a new pro wrestler, they send out this fascinating new thing called a PRESS RELEASE. Here. Take a look, silly...

www.google.com/search?q=pew+poll+renewables&tbm=nws

Everybody gets the press release, not just CleanTechnica. 5410 outlets paraphrased it or published it verbatim, according to the link from this new website called google LOL. Just like newspapers publish police blotters but have nothing to do with writing them. Holy cow, this is new to you???!!!




[speaking of "published it verbatim"...serenity now LOL]

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1 week 3 days ago #46630 by uhthisb
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(We posted at the same time, above I'm replying to Soteria 2.0)

Listen, 112059. You tried to cut down the OP but were too lazy to know that what you requested was already there. The basis of your attack was in your head. The info you wanted was already there while you pretended it wasn't.

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