Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sietch lies over CSI poll

The blogoshpere has its share of Cape Wind supporters too - but their posts filled with lies and deceit.

Today, I sent The Naib and his Sietch a letter regarding lies surrounding a Civil Society Institute poll regarding Cape Wind:

Please read below: (It comes from the CSI website too)


Survey results are based on telephone interviews conducted among a sample of 600 adults aged 18 and over living in private households in the Massachusetts. Interviewing was completed by Opinion Research Corporation during the period of July 25-August 2, 2007. Completed interviews of the survey adults were weighted by two variables: age and gender, to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population, including a subset of residents of the Cape/Islands. About nine out of 10 respondents (89 percent) said that they live in Massachusetts somewhere other than the Cape and on the Islands versus 10 percent who said that they do live on the Cape/Islands. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for the complete sample of 600 adults. Smaller sub-groups will have larger error margins."

So 1 in 10 people surveyed in live on Cape Cod...out of the 600 sampled...this means that CSI based results for the entire Cape and Islands on feedback from 60 people...

I'm sorry to tell you that a poll of 600 people does not carry much statistical significance, much less 60!

I cannot take any of the things you say seriously - all of your assumptions are based on poor statistical analysis.

No comments:

Search Beyond the Shoal with Google