Friday, 8 October 2010

Dodgy Polling Questions

That YouGov poll that apparently shows that a majority believe the minimum wage is too low? (see here). You can find the report from YouGov here. Only two questions published (I assume they took many more). Question 2 is:
"And at what, if at all, age do you think someone should start receiving the minimum wage?"
The question seems fair enough. Not so convinced by the possible answers, one of which is:
"Not applicable, I do not believe anyone should receive a minimum wage"
Not quite the same as:
"Not applicable, I do not believe the Government should enforce a minimum wage"
is it?

1 comment:

  1. I was one of the people that took this poll and I can tell you that from what I recall these were the only two questions about the minimum wage.

    I have to admit I was also taken aback by the wording of that answer!