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Loaded Question

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?