I read through those polls. What struck me was that an overwhelming majority (up to 95%) had opinions on questions that most people know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about. The most blatant one being:
Originally Posted by SelfDefense
"Which of the following do you think is the primary cause of gun violence in America: the availability of guns, the way parents raise their children, or the influence of popular culture such as movies, television, and the Internet?"
93% of those polled answered this question with some response other than "unsure" or "other." Has 93% of the population carefully studied the complex issue of the ultimate causes of violence? It seems that those that answered "unsure" or "other" are more likely the ones who actually HAVE studied this issue.
I'm going to try really hard not to have an opinion on a subject that I know absolutely nothing about, at least until I can get educated on it. Of course, it everyone actually did that, America would look much different than it does.