Prompts, polls, and parliaments

Wording, order, and offered response options affect how people answer questions. Survey estimates can differ based on available or prompted answers.

Open and closed

A common political question is: what is the most important issue to you (and your vote choice)? Survey researchers could give people a list to choose from. That is a closed-ended question. Another way is to allow people to write what they think of: an…

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