Conducting a Poll

In this section, we’ll take a look at polling, a common activity on the Web:

  • News organizations often conduct polls on current events: Which candidate do you plan to vote for? How would you assess the president’s handling of foreign policy? Is the economy in good shape?

  • Sports sites ask for predictions: Who will win the World Series? the Super Bowl? the World Cup? Who’s the best athlete of the last decade? Do you think the designated hitter rule should be eliminated?

  • Polls enable you to gather feedback about your site or your organization: How easy was it to find what you needed on our Web site? How would you grade our customer service? Do you think our news coverage is objective or biased?

  • Ratings are a natural use for polls: ...

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