Post Reply Do you participate in polls via the phone?
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Posted 3/2/15
Lately i've been called by a few different polls. most recent was one tonight from the wall street journal and NBC.

Do you participate in polls via the phone?

How do you feel about them?

Personally, I don't mind them, and figure why the hell not?

on the other hand, i find the option offered or some of the questions they ask are incredibly general. they do tend to stick to a very strict belief that they ask you the question, give you your options, and then often do whatever they can to refrain from translating or giving you the answers. Basically they request you say your answer exactly the same way it was offered as a choice. Not too different from what i had to do when I was working the election polls.

anyhow. feel free to discuss...
Posted 3/3/15
No. Why would I do that?
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Posted 3/3/15
Never have and never will. I'd rather waste my time elsewhere
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Posted 3/3/15
No. I hate talking on the phone most of the time. Shows how inept my social skills are.
Posted 3/5/15

animegirl2222 wrote:

No. I hate talking on the phone most of the time. Shows how inept my social skills are.


Lol i wouldn't call them inept if you're on the forums talking.

I usually send it voice mail and then proceed to delete it w/out listening to it if i see a unknown number. If they call back i proceed to block the number.
Posted 3/5/15
No and I never will. I try not to talk to anyone except family members on the phone. Even then I keep it very short and simple.
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Posted 3/5/15
Yes, especially during elections. It's fun - I tend to be the oddity which skews results as I'm relatively young and conservative. I'm like a chupacabra, rare and people generally don't acknowledge my kind exists - which makes polls all the more fun to respond to.

Also, radio polls are fun as I generally only listen to like 1-2 stations and they get all sorts of confused when I tell them only those stations.
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Posted 3/5/15
No i dont.. To much effort for me
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Posted 3/5/15
Talking on the phone is even more awkward and horrible than physically talking to people in person.

I don't know why, but phone-talking is just really scary to me, even more than actually meeting someone.
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Posted 3/5/15
No. I only answer my phone when I know who is calling.
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Posted 3/5/15
No. If I don't know the number, I won't answer the phone. I figure if it's important, they'll either leave a message or call back.
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