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2014-02-10 12:24:45

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iMediaEthics announces its Sixth Top 10 Dubious Polling Awards. At the top of this year's annual awards is the Rolling Over in His Grave Award, won by Gallup's CEO, Jim Clifton, for engaging in activity "that could wake the deceased founder." Clifton earned that dubious honor after the esteemed polling organization had to pay a multi-million dollar fine to the U.S. government. Some of the other awards include: -- Let's Wait and See...

2012-01-06 08:00:00

For couples where the husband gets engrossed in football this time of year, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil has tips to help ensure that sports doesn't become a power struggle. Since 49 percent of men enjoy watching football more than any sport (according to a Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/10438/football-reigns-americas-favorite-sport.aspx) and only 29 percent of women do, conflict can easily crop up this time of year. Dr. Bonnie suggests turning the football playoffs into a fun event for the...

2011-07-16 06:15:00

More than half of all Americans believe that smoking should be banned in all public places, but less than one in five US residents feel that the habit should be made completely illegal throughout the country, according to the results of a Gallop poll published on Friday. In a telephone poll conducted by the Princeton, New Jersey-based research firm, 59-percent of those contacted said that they supported the prohibition of smoking in public. It marked the first time since Gallop began asking...

2011-03-15 09:10:00

Fewer Americans are concerned about global warming now than they were three years ago, according to the findings of a new Gallup poll released on Monday. According to the Washington DC-based research organization's annual Environment poll, which was conducted between March 3 and March 6, 51% of US residents report that they worry a "fair amount" or a "great deal" about climate change. That's down from 66% in 2008 and only one percent higher than the all-time low, which was recorded during a...

2011-01-26 04:30:00

Art Science Research Laboratory's StinkyJournalism.org announces the Third Annual Top Ten 'Dubious Polling' Awards, presented by former Gallup pollster David Moore of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- These 2011 awards highlight the top ten most Dubious Polls of 2010 which could reasonably be called the Year of Polling Dangerously. Or, more to the point, the Year of Polling Ridiculously. By either name, the media...

2010-04-05 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StinkyJournalism.org announces the launch of a bimonthly, critical column about public opinion polls, entitled PollSkeptics Report. Authored by two veterans of the polling profession, George Bishop of the University of Cincinnati and David Moore of the University of New Hampshire, the column will take a critical and skeptical look at ongoing poll releases in the news media. The debut column, "We are Poll Skeptics, Not Poll Cynics" to be posted...

2010-02-19 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians attribute 26 percent of overall healthcare costs to the practice of defensive medicine according to a study released today by Gallup and Jackson Healthcare. Physicians generally estimate that defensive medicine costs are higher overall when compared to their own personal practice. While physicians attribute an average of 26 percent of overall costs to defensive medicine, 13 percent believe the practice constitutes 50 percent or more...

2010-02-01 05:35:00

Art Science Research Laboratory's StinkyJournalism.org announces the Second Annual Top Ten "Dubious Polling" Awards, presented by veteran pollsters, George Bishop of the University of Cincinnati, and David Moore of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- These 2010 awards highlight the more risible and the somewhat less than sterling performances of publicly announced polls during the past year. This year's awards include:...

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