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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    As a Socialist I'd never watch Fox News even if I lived where I could - the extracts we see are hilarious! The BBC is pretty right-wing because it is afraid the tory bullies will take away its licence fee, but it is about the only network worth watching/listening to, especially as it does without the interminable idiot adverts.

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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Then why not try the New York Times?
    I do read the Times. They weren't one of the choices the OP gave.

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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I do read the Times. They weren't one of the choices the OP gave.
    In that case I prefer the bbc, at least for international news.
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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by bannination View Post
    I'd be grateful if you guys answered a couple questions to help me out on this.

    If you only had two news networks to pick from, which one would you pick? BBC News or Fox News

    Do you lean politically left or politically right?

    Thanks!
    You should have put this into a poll. Otherwise users are going to come up with their own creative answers and options.

    BBC News and I don't generally lean in either direction, unless you specify an issue or a group of issues.
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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You should have put this into a poll. Otherwise users are going to come up with their own creative answers and options.
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    Yeah, we wouldn't want any creativity or oddball options intruding on any thread.
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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Yeah, we wouldn't want any creativity or oddball options intruding on any thread.
    Are you sure you're a libertarian?
    Statistical analysis doesn't work if everyone has a different answer ... Unless you're going to somehow come up with a keyword search, or some other bizarre way to categorize the answers.

    There's also a difference between consequentialist and deontological libertarianism.
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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You should have put this into a poll. Otherwise users are going to come up with their own creative answers and options.

    BBC News and I don't generally lean in either direction, unless you specify an issue or a group of issues.

    Yes, not sure which forum softwares support that type of polling and I'm polling a lot of different forums, so I've been torturing myself. I'm just grabbing the answers that are straight forward and to the point. In an ideal exercise I would have included independents as well and a few more news outlets, but more variables = more work. :-)

    Thanks everyone I really do appreciate the answers.

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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by bannination View Post
    I'd be grateful if you guys answered a couple questions to help me out on this.

    If you only had two news networks to pick from, which one would you pick? BBC News or Fox News

    Do you lean politically left or politically right?

    Thanks!

    I'm not sure I understand.

    Why would you pick a UK based source as one option, and a US based source for the other?

    That's pretty silly, and I'm guessing it's going to really screw up, and skew any results you might get.

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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I'm not sure I understand.

    Why would you pick a UK based source as one option, and a US based source for the other?

    That's pretty silly, and I'm guessing it's going to really screw up, and skew any results you might get.
    You're probably trying to think about it to deeply. It's simply a determination if there is a connection between political leanings and preferred news sources. What the results mean could be a wide open debate, however I'm just testing for dependence and non-uniformity. Picking a UK news source vs. Fox News was definitely intentional, it makes the results interesting as you could imagine.

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    Re: Political Survey for statistics class.

    BBC and neither.

    But I prefer BBC online.

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