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Media & Politics: Analyzing Political Polls


This activity will help your students to analyze polls prior to letting them sway our opinion on an important topic. Your students will gain experience in recognizing how newspaper articles often cite results of polls to gain our attention or sway our opinion. This important activity will afford them an opportunity to be more discerning when consuming different forms of media as well.

Learning Targets: 
Locate articles that cite a poll to help sway you.
Analyze polls
Determine how scientific that poll was
Decide if an article should sway your opinion or not
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Creative Commons Licence