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May 16, 2011 permalink
One way to bias a survey is to add a phrase in a question creating a propensity toward a desired answer. An example comes from a recent survey by the OACAS:
85% of Ontarians support the work of Children’s Aid to protect and care for children and support families.
Source: Children's Welfare Report 2011 (pdf) page 2
What do you think the response would have been if the question had asked: Do you support the work of Children's Aid to seize children from parents by force of arms?