Survey wording and policy choices

Marginal Revolution has this great post showing how a simple change of wording in a survey can make a big difference to the answers.  If you ask people whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military, you get different answers than if you ask whether gay men and lesbians should be allowed to serve.

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About Jake Wobig

I teach international relations and comparative politics at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina
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