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« on: November 28, 2015, 07:01:30 am »

How much does a poll cost? And how can I charge somebody with conducting a poll?

If I want to have the remaining states polled, how do I do this?
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 10:15:46 am »

Well, all I can help with here is the base cost for polls that utilize robo-polling.

If you have a rather large contract or agreement with a robo-survey/robo-calling provider, then you will be looking at an initial cost for the first question and a subsequent cost for each additional question. I have access to such a system, which charges $0.05 for the first question (up to 30 seconds), followed by $0.03 for each additional question up to the same length. This is billed not based on dials, but on actual responses provided.

So, assuming you ask a total of 10 questions (several for their demographic profile, several about various races or something comparable) and receive 10 responses from a total of 1,500 people:

($0.05) + ($0.27) * 1500 = $480.00

However, I am unsure of the exact number of people who on average will need to be surveyed before obtaining the ideal, scientific sample under such conditions, but at least you have a base-line for one of the scenarios here.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 11:03:03 am »

This isn't nearly as much as I'd thought. Okay, it may not be payable by my piggy bank, but the Atlas community could afford missing polls via crowdsourcing/crowdfunding.
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