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Tender Branson
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« on: September 04, 2013, 02:21:58 am »

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/09/looking-for-cell-phone-proposals.html#more

Send your proposals to PPP !
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 04:02:12 pm »

Uh, isn't that their job, not mine?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 11:15:28 pm »

It is voluntary and it is GOTV.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 08:08:21 pm »

In Canada, we are allowed to poll cell phones. But young people- the types who are most likely to only have cellphones don't vote anyways. Best not to worry too much.

At the polling firm I work for, we have live interviewers, but they only account for a small portion of the polls we do. Most of it is online with our panel. We also do lots of IVR stuff (like PPP). Sometimes we will do an IVR push asking respondents to go online and do so a survey ("please go to blahblahblah.com and do our survey!") You'd be surprised at how effective it is. (Actually, it's not that effective, but it is enough to get the job done).
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 09:29:05 am »

Uh, isn't that their job, not mine?

in business this is called "crowd-sourcing"
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 11:54:09 am »

In Austria, the problem with cell-phone voters is the following:

When signing a cell-phone contract, you are asked if your name and phone number can be automatically added to the phone books.

Many (young) people are not allowing this.

Therefore, we have an ever increasing segment that's cell only and not in a phone book.

These people basically do not exist for pollsters, because they cannot contact them.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 08:26:21 pm »

In Austria, the problem with cell-phone voters is the following:

When signing a cell-phone contract, you are asked if your name and phone number can be automatically added to the phone books.

Many (young) people are not allowing this.

Therefore, we have an ever increasing segment that's cell only and not in a phone book.

These people basically do not exist for pollsters, because they cannot contact them.

Don't many US pollsters actually dial random numbers within the area code in question?  That would eliminate the phone book problem, because it doesn't matter if you're listed or not.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 09:46:53 am »

In Austria, the problem with cell-phone voters is the following:

When signing a cell-phone contract, you are asked if your name and phone number can be automatically added to the phone books.

Many (young) people are not allowing this.

Therefore, we have an ever increasing segment that's cell only and not in a phone book.

These people basically do not exist for pollsters, because they cannot contact them.

Don't many US pollsters actually dial random numbers within the area code in question?  That would eliminate the phone book problem, because it doesn't matter if you're listed or not.


But cell phone area codes don't always match where you actually reside. My cell phone area code is a different area code than where I live.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 03:19:04 pm »

We use a system called RDD ("Random Digit Dialing") which sometimes involves changing the last digits in phone number in the hope of getting a new live number.

When I was in the call centre, people would complain that their number was "unlisted" and therefore how dare we call them. But if you're dialing at random, there's no way to avoid it.
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