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Forum Post: OWS Survey Results

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 4:55 p.m. EST by surveyOWS (22)
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[-] 1 points by surveyOWS (22) 2 years ago

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[-] 1 points by surveyOWS (22) 2 years ago

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[-] 1 points by surveyOWS (22) 2 years ago

Thanks for the comments. 1-the gender table shows column percentages. They add down to 100% not across. I have and can send a table with row percentages but it is not as interesting. The table shows how various levels of support break down by gender. 2-I would say that people have a somewhat polarized sense of the role of Fannie Mae\Freddie Mac. It is not at the top of the list but there is a core of people that do think they are responsible (the yellowish color). 3-There are other open ended questions that try to get at potential solutions and people do make lots of suggestions. Synthesizing and reporting those over thousands of surveys is complex but we have done and will try to continue to share some analysis. Lastly, in terms of if and how this sample generalizes or how it compares to the overall population, if you look in the site at older posts we make an attempt to compare the sample of respondents to the general population on a number of characteristics (e.g. age, education, income) and try to highlight the ways in which the sample of survey respondents is similar to or different from the "overall population." Thanks again for the comments and hope this helps.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Three things strike me:

The first is that the second graph doesn't make obvious sense. The numbers don't add up. The male respondent numbers, for example, add up to 318%, an impossibility. I am sure the numbers mean something real, but as presented they are impossible. Clarification would be appreciated.

The second has to do with one of the results shown. It seems that most people don't understand the relative lack of relationship Freddie May and Freddie Mac had to do with the crisis: it seems that the right wing has been successful in their propaganda about these two entities, which effectively distracts from the real causes. I am certain that was their intent.

The third has to do with the overall results: those who strongly agree with OWS and those that are part of the more general*** population share most of the same opinions. It would have been instructive to poll both regarding their opinions on solutions, since they both share perceptions about the problems.

*** "General population" is, of course a relative term here, since your sampling is far from random, but is based on proactively voluntary participation. Indeed, I'm not sure what this survey shows regarding the general population as the methodology cannot support any conclusions about them.

[-] 0 points by survivor514 (65) 2 years ago

Or " How To Make a Graph "

I bet there's a reason all the results are blurry :0)

[-] 2 points by surveyOWS (22) 2 years ago

Thanks for your clear and constructive comment.