Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CNN's quick poll is *so* confusing....

CNN Quick Poll results

The CNN quick poll today is an great example of how to write a non-meaningful question.

"Do you drive a U.S.-made automobile? Yes or No."

Well, gee... isn't the biggest problem that it is a little difficult to determine what a "U.S.-Made automobile" is? My Nissan pickup was made in Tennessee. Isn't that a US made automobile. What if 51% of my car is US made parts? Or what if it is 51% foreign parts but assembled in the states?

And of course, what if I own, but don't drive a US-made car?

No comments: