In a Surveillance State, Public Polling is NOT Valid DataSubmitted by Hard Work on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:17
Just want to make sure everyone is aware that any polling data that is released in an environment where a population is aware that their communications are being monitored, is inherently invalid data.
It is impossible to accurately assess what percentage of responders are biasing their answers to conform with the perceived authority.
This is one of the reasons democracy becomes increasingly meaningless the more authoritarian a certain government becomes. Forced compliance (even if "soft" force), is in no way comparable to actual free individual willful decision making.
There are cans of worms, once opened, that cause all sorts of problems. Sadly, we have seen or are seeing many cans of worms opened.