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    Question opinion poll and a Survey

    Hi there ,

    could you please tell me the difference between the two sentences:

    -He is conducting a survey about leisure habits.
    -according to the latest opinoin poll, the national party is well ahead of is nearest rival.

    How is a survey different from a poll?

    Thanks a lot.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: opinion poll and a Survey

    An opinion poll = an assessment of public opinion by questioning of a representative sample.

    A survey = a sampling, or partial collection, of facts, figures, or opinions taken and used to approximate or indicate what a complete collection and analysis might reveal

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