30 Jan '15, 5am

@REACH_Singapore’s poll found 81% supportive of late-night public drinking ban. 78% of ST poll disagrees with ban:

@REACH_Singapore’s poll found 81% supportive of late-night public drinking ban. 78% of ST poll disagrees with ban:

You have probably heard about the new bill that will restrict the consumption of alcohol between 10.30pm to 7am in public places . Government feedback arm REACH (Reaching Everyone for Active Citizenry @ Home) conducted a recent telephone survey and found that 81 percent of respondents were supportive of the measures. This is completely opposite of Straits Times online poll , with 78 percent disagreeing with the proposed bill. So which poll is more accurate? Let us analyse: If you believe in The Straits Times ‘ online poll, here are the three possible reasons: 1. The Internet is always right. Source 2. You believe in the beauty of crowd-sourcing. More than 9,000 netizens responded to the poll within a day. In contrast, the REACH poll only interviewed 1,145 respondents. So more respondents must be better, right? Oh never mind about the self-selection bias… 3. Trust the Strai...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/01/reachs-telephone-poll-found-...

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