SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION

ENERGY MYTHS

ENVIRONMENTAL MYTHS

OPEN QUESTIONS AND OVERLOOKED REALITIES

POLICY IMPLICATIONS
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APPENDIX

Survey Methodology

This is a nationwide telephone survey of adults conducted by Zogby International. The target sample is 1,215 interviews with approximately 47 questions asked. Samples are randomly drawn from telephone CDs of national listed sample. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges. Up to six calls are made to reach a sampled phone number. Cooperation rates are calculated using one of AAPORís approved methodologies[1] and are comparable to other professional public-opinion surveys conducted using similar sampling strategies.[2] Weighting by region, party, age, race, religion, and gender is used to adjust for non-response. The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.

Zogby Internationalís sampling and weighting procedures also have been validated through its political polling: more than 95% of the firmís polls have come within 1% of actual election-day outcomes.

The full polll results, including narrative analysis, may be downloaded on line at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/energymyths/poll.pdf.

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1. See COOP4 (p.38) in Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates of Surveys. The American
Association for Public Opinion Research, (2000).

2. Cooperation Tracking Study: April 2003 Update, Jane M. Sheppard and Shelly Haas. The Council for Marketing & Opinion
Research (CMOR). Cincinnati, Ohio (2003).

 

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