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- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
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- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
How the Media Insight Project poll was conducted
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The Media Insight Project poll on personal news consumption was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. The Media Insight Project is an initiative of the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults. Interviews included 1,006 respondents on landline telephones and 486 on cellphones. The sample included oversamples of 318 non-Hispanic African American adults and 358 Hispanic adults.
The survey was conducted with funding by the American Press Institute.
Digits in the phone numbers dialed were generated randomly to reach households with unlisted and listed landline and cellphone numbers.
Interviews were conducted in both English and Spanish.
As is done routinely in surveys, results were weighted, or adjusted, to ensure that responses accurately reflect the population’s makeup by factors such as age, sex, education, region and race. In addition, the weighting took into account patterns of phone use - landline only, cellphone only and both - by region.
No more than 1 time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 3.6 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all adults in the U.S. were polled.
There are other sources of potential error in polls, including the wording and order of questions.
The questions and results are available at http://www.MediaInsight.org.
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