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Island residents get LGBT lesson poll call

Submitted by on 1, May 21, 2009 – 5:50 am3 Comments

Alameda Journal blogger Eve Pearlman is reporting that folks are getting polling calls on Alameda Unified’s proposed anti-gay bulling lessons.

She says the questions are along the lines of “Do you think gay, lesbian and transgender are appropriate vocabulary to be teaching at the elementary school level?” and “Do you that marriage only between one man and one woman should be allowed in California?”

Another person who got the call wrote on a local Yahoo group that the caller said the survey was funded by the Capitol Research Institute, a Sacramento-based group whose leader has been in town to speak against the lessons.

More to come …


  • Tom Schweich says:

    I got the call. The questions are rigidly structured, allowing only a Yes or No answer, in response to a question to which neither Yes nor No would be a correct answer. When I wouldn't give a simple Yes or No answer the caller became irate, so I hung up on them.

  • David Kirwin says:

    Sounds like another bad survey. It is understandable to require simple answers for tabulation of survey results, but certainly for "gray area questions" – like when neither yes/no answers work, a standard survey method asks the question framed from both sides and/or similar versions of the question asking a 1 -5 response: strongly agree, moderately agree, neutral moderately disagree, strongly disagree. This way a wider range of opinions can be more accurately tabulated. It sounds like this organization is as biased with their surveys as SunCal et al have been with Alameda Point surveys. Sometimes statistics are worth less, other times they are worthless.from both sides

  • AD says:

    It was most definitely a push poll. in the middle of the questions there was a little speech about marriage being between man and woman, or something, definitely not neutral. I'm opposed to the curriculum but not for the reasons suggested in the poll.

    Too bad it's had to come to this. This whole issue needs a do over.

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