Gallup Poll Analysis

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In today’s world, it has become very beneficial when considering social, political, and economic issues, as well as other challenges, to gather opinions from people who would be affected by changes in major issues of society. As a result, many businesses have been formed to conduct polls concerning these issues, and one such polling organization is known as Gallup Poll. The Gallup Poll is an assessment of the opinions of the public that gathers samples that are meant to serve as fair representations of the opinion of the whole society around that mere sample. One specific version of the Gallup Poll, the “Social Series”, is meant to assess issues that specifically deal with society, politics, and the economy. But how is the Social Series carried out, and…show more content…
Any U.S. citizen who is at least eighteen years of age and is living in any of the fifty U.S. states is eligible. Using Survey Sampling International, Gallup buys samples and randomly selects members from households. Furthermore, each sample of these randomly-selected adults needs a minimum percentage of 60% cellphone users and 40% who are still using landlines. Because the United States is such a large country, Gallup has minimum requirements within each smaller geographical region, and Gallup decides these based on the time zone that the respondents are living in. For each Social Series survey, Gallup interviews at least 1,000 people, but for surveys like the Minority surveys, which need a greater percentage of a certain demographic of people, Gallup adjusts its percentages of these groups of people in order to fairly represent the opinions of the people they need to represent. The Gallup Poll Social Series conducts one survey each month, with each month dealing with one specific
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