RE: An interesting Poll from Zogby

From: Alexanian, Moorad (
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 10:12:15 EDT

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    Zogby is a much respected pollster. I believe the only thing you can do
    after getting the results from Zogby is to either hide it, if you do not
    like the result, or publish them if you do.




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On
    Behalf Of Sarah Berel-Harrop
    Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 9:18 AM
    Subject: Re: An interesting Poll from Zogby


    1) "western Bible belt" it is solely Texas.


    2) Opinion poll - Zogby specializes in designing polls that

    demonstrate what the client wants to demonstrate.


    It is my belief they commissioned the poll in order to present it or
    hype it in connection with today's SBOE hearing. I will know better
    this afternoon, I am attending

    the hearing. Y'all want a report ???

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            From: Howard J. Van Till <>

            To: allenroy <> ;

            Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:18 AM

            Subject: Re: An interesting Poll from Zogby


            Re: The Zogby International "Poll"
            Of what actual value is this opinion poll? Given the wording of
    the questions, and given that it was administered to folks in the
    western end of the U.S. Bible Belt, the results were assured from the
    beginning. This has the appearance of a marketing gimmick, nothing more.


            My conclusion: Anyone who uses the results of this poll to
    support the teaching of "intelligent design" as a scientific alternative
    to biological evolution is using a rhetorical strategy that ought to be
    a total embarrassment to any morally and ethically sensitive person.
            Howard Van Till


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