Universtity of Nevada, Reno
Polling has become an increasingly common practice. Polls range from attempting to
determine a group's favorite movie, soft drink, or music group to considering how they
view a particular politician or how they will vote in an election. With the proliferation of
the Internet, the ability to quickly conduct a poll and distribute its results have increased
dramatically. How much credence should we put in the results of these polls? Are all
polls equally accurate? What factors should be considered when determining the
accuracy of a poll?s by workers’ age, educational attainment, and sex.
The math is percents and sampling.