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Support for homosexual marriage being ginned up through push polls August 20, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, family, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society.

Big surprise.  For those who don’t know, a push poll is not a poll that really checks to see what people think about a matter, but is designed, instead, to shape thinking on a matter. This is done in a variety of ways, but most typically through using leading questions that guide people to arrive at a favored conclusion.  With respect to sodomites pretending to be married, that might include a  format like this:

  • Do you believe marriage is important for America?
  • Do you believe marriage is founded on love, mutual respect, and shared interests?
  • Do you believe everyone is entitled to love?
  • Do you think it important to encourage loving relationships between couples?
  • Do you know any homosexual people?
  • Are they in stable, loving relationships?
  • Do you support ‘marriage’ between people of the same sex?

By the time you reach the end, you’re a heartless America-hating “homophobe” if you don’t answer “yes” to the last question.  The pollsters rarely share the “prep” questions, only the one the poll is “really about.”

National Review has an article that sheds some light on this phenomenon, and concludes that much of the supposedly “inevitable” cascade of support for homosexual fake marriage is being manufactured through push polling:

But Gallup continues to ask a question about the legality of “homosexual relations” before it asks about same-sex marriage, a technique known as “priming,” or preparing survey-takers for subsequent questions. In their book News That Matters, political psychologists Donald Kinder and Shanto Iyengar document how priming shapes respondents’ answers to subsequent questions, particularly where sentiments about a previous question spill over. Gallup asks whether respondents “think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal,” a question that most observers would assume is not even asked any more.

It turns out that Gallup did not always prime with a question on the legality of homosexual relations before asking about same-sex marriage. Back when it varied its practice — priming on some surveys and not others — support for same-sex marriage varied. When Gallup did not prime, support for SSM totaled, on average, 6 to 7 percentage points less than when it did. A few percentage points may not seem like much, until we recall last month’s Gallup survey: Swing 6 or 7 points in the other direction and you would bring the poll to near-equilibrium between supporters and opposers. Thus a majority of Americans might not — or at least not yet — actually support same-sex marriage. The Rice study did not prime its respondents, and it asked the question differently; the results show notably greater opposition than support.

The lack of clarity about polling extends to actual voting behavior as well. In 2010 Patrick Egan, assistant professor of politics and public policy at New York University, compiled ten years of polling data about same-sex marriage in states that had voted on same-sex-marriage ballot initiatives. He found that public-opinion polls consistently underestimated ballot-box opposition to SSM. Egan noted that “the share of voters in pre-election surveys saying they will vote to ban same-sex marriage is typically seven percentage points lower than the actual vote on election day.” Why? Egan doesn’t know. [I know why. Because the constant media drumbeat has now “primed” the entire population, more or less, to feel a compulsion to answer the question in the “correct,” culturally approved manner. But in the privacy of the voting booth (meh), people do not feel so compelled.]

[As I just said…….]  In other words, when sensitive issues are at stake, people may feel pressure to give pollsters answers that sound enlightened, politically correct, or free of any trace of “bigotry” — a term that has reemerged as a club in the debate over same-sex marriage……

…..What to conclude? First, American public opinion seems split nearly down the middle on same-sex marriage, once we account for priming, question-wording “bonuses,” and Egan’s observations of systematic underreporting of opposition. Second, the bad news for those who oppose legal recognition of same-sex marriage is that the overall, decades-long trend lines do not favor them, individual surveys aside. Battering one’s opposition with catchy memes and claims about right and wrong sides of history may be annoying, but it has been effective……

Boy, has it.  Few people can withstand the withering fusillade of propaganda they submit themselves to through the cultural programming box TV set for hours every day.


1. Brad Lifto - August 21, 2013

Many Saints saw the future as there is going to be same sex marriage but its not about the homosexual issues only. Pray that these people will save their own souls.. Today there so many unmarried ( man and women) even with children. Its so evil and bad and people pay less attention to this evil sinful lives.

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