Thanks for proving my point--that's exactly the kind of wording I'm talking about. Those three options don't even belong together. Why doesn't the first option say anything about 'even if they aren't prepared for college'? A more telling question would be:
Would you prefer to receive a degree/certificate from a 2-year college or a 4-year university?
Not much gray area there.
I don't think putting words like 'sometimes','some students', 'always', or trying to lead respondents to a certain choice in a survey gives an accurate representation of the data that you are actually trying to obtain.
Just to clarify...I didn't say I was for or against HB2556, I just said the survey you posted isn't very useful.
It's kind of hard to draw any conclusions from that article. Here's one of the statistics:
"The poll found that the vast majority of Americans (71%) believe it is advantageous for some students to attend a community college, rather than a four-year institution."
Huh? So 71% of those polled think it's a good idea that SOME students attend a CC? Well no joke! It would probably also be reasonable to assume that at least 70% would think it's a good idea that SOME students attend a 4-year college. The numbers don't carry any weight because the wording is dumb.
You can't really put any faith into polls. Wording plays a big part in how people answer...you'd have to actually see the poll to determine its value.