polls

Public Confidence in Social Security on the Wane, Poll Says

Public confidence in the social security systems is on the wane, according to a USA Today/ Gallup poll. Six out of ten non-retirees think Social Security won%u2019t be able to pay them benefits when they stop working. Three-fourths of those aged 18 to 34 don%u2019t expect any kind of social security check when they retire. A majority of retirees also say they expect their current benefits to be cut.

Pollsters Getting Worried About Cell Phone Users

Americans are increasingly dropping their landlines for cell phones, making it tougher for pollsters to get a good read on public opinion. That's because surveying people via cell phones raises a range of cost, legal and ethical issues.

Fox Biz Health Poll Not So Fair and Balanced

Fox News has been roundly criticized for selectively citing poll data to make it look like Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to Democratic-led health care reform. Now its sister network, Fox Business, has gone a step further, inviting them to participate in an online poll whose outcome is all but preordained thanks to the laughably biased menu of responses.