Sunday, January 09, 2005
Ignorance and Awareness In Polls
I would wage a bet that the totals would indicate the following-(some hypothetical examples)
Approve Bush policies and performances- a large majority of this group gets their news from mainstream media sources.
Disapprove Bush policies and performances- a large majority of this group gets their news from other sources.
Believe the government's version of 911- very large majority gets their news from mainstream media.
Does not believe government's version of 911- very large majority gets their news from other sources.
In short, those people NOT reliant on or duped by mainstream media propaganda, espousing the government's line in everything, are alot more aware and in a better position to make an INFORMED opinion when polled. Polling respondents on WHERE they get their news would reveal a gaping disparity between mainstream media users and alternative news users on each side of the poll's answers. It would add further light, also, on how polls taken in the United States are hampered by massive ignorance and misinformation about the issues.