The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) released a new “poll” last month purporting to show that one third of people say that the ABC is out of touch with “ordinary” Aussies. The IPA, as you may know, in February resumed its calls to privatise the ABC!
This so-called research contained just one very leading question: “The ABC does not represent the views of ordinary Australians” — to which respondents were asked to agree or disagree.
Professor Murray Goot of Macquarie University, who is a leading expert on polling, said “the question the IPA has chosen to ask isn’t balanced.” In other words the research isn’t legitimate and the results are therefore highly questionable. We need to counter this flawed and deceiving poll now and we have engaged the highly regarded Roy Morgan research organisation to undertake a valid poll of Australian opinion about the ABC.
Such a poll will cost money of course — more than $15,000. Will you help us combat these IPA inaccuracies with soundly-based research?
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