Whenever I see one of those "23% of Americans think the world is flat"* polls, I wish some professional polling organization would ask people this:
When asked a question by a pollster, on what do you usually base your answer?
- What I sincerely believe
- What I think the poll results should look like
- What I think would scare the pollster most
- What I think is the funniest thing to say at the time
I suspect the answers would trend differently for in-person polls, by-phone polls and online forms.
But I betcha “Hamburgers!” would always get into double digits.
* I just made that poll result up, as an example.