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Response Rates

Do Polls Still Work If People Don't Answer Their Phones?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Pollsters face a growing obstacle in gathering Americans’ opinions: getting people to answer their calls. The proportion of people called who answer...

Mark Blumenthal

How Low Can They Go? Report Checks Falling Poll Response Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How low can they go? A new study from the Pew Research Center released on Tuesday finds that poll response rates continue to fall "drama...

More On Response Rates

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Following up on yesterday's column and my additional comments on the Huffington Post's requests for response rate data from pollsters last fall, I wan...

'Huffpollstrology' and Response Rates

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for this week, on a largely overlooked Huffington Post feature ("Huffpollstrology") that asked national media pollsters for...

What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Every morning for the last month, I have posted updates looking at poll trends. When poll methodology is standardized, polls should be good at helping...

"Please Stop Calling This Customer"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen reported an easily overlooked but important statistic yesterday, especially to anyone thinking about the re...

POQ Free Issue on Non-Response Bias

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

First, let me say a quick but huge thank you to Charles Franklin for his frequent posts over the last two weeks as I took much needed holiday break an...

Amy Simon: Random Digits or Lists

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Today's Guest Pollster's Corner contribution comes from Amy Simon, a partner at Goodwin Simon Victoria Research. News media and academics hold up Ran...