Brady Bunch Poll - To answer, or not to answer


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archigos
March 15, 2010, 03:50 PM
The Brady Bunch just emailed me a poll which I will not provide the link to until there's some sort of consensus as to whether us responding is a good idea or not.


1. Question - Not Required - Are you Male or Female?
2. Question - Not Required - What is your date of birth?
3. What is your race?
4. Question - Not Required - What is the highest level of education you have completed?
5. What is your profession/occupation?
6. Question - Not Required - What is your total household income, including all earners in your household?
7. Question - Not Required - How many children currently reside in your household?
8. Question - Not Required - What is your primary media source for news on a daily basis?
9. Question - Not Required - If you use online news sites as your primary news source, please specify your top two sites:
10. Question - Not Required - If you use television as your primary news source, please specify your top two stations:
11. Question - Not Required - What is your favorite non-news web site? Please specify
12. Question - Not Required - Please select from the following issues where you have been active i.e. contacting legislators, donating, participating in local marches, etc.
13. Question - Not Required - What action have you taken for the Brady Campaign during the last three months?
Please make at least 1 selection from the choices below.
Joined a Brady Campaign or Million Mom March Chapter
Donated to the Brady Campaign/Brady Center
Joined Brady Campaign on Facebook
Signed petitions
Contacted federal legislators
Contacted state legislators
Contacted local elected officials
Participated in a rally, event, tabling, etc.
None
14. Question - Not Required - Please indicate if you are: (Leave blank if none apply.)
Active/Retired/Former Law Enforcement
Brady Campaign or Million Mom March Chapter Member
College Student
Educator
Gun Violence Prevention Activist
Non-Profit Organization Interested in Partnering with Us
State Elected Official
Victim/Survivor of Gun Violence
15. Question - Not Required - I am interested in getting more involved with gun violence prevention efforts through:
Please make at least 1 selection from the choices below.
African American Outreach
Victim Outreach
Brady Campaign/Million Mom March Chapter Outreach
Law Enforcement Outreach
Faith Based Outreach
College/University Outreach
Hispanic/Latino Outreach
I would like to be contacted by the nearest Chapter
I would like to organize Chapter volunteers in my community/Please contact me
I will continue my current level of commitment
16. Question - Not Required - Do you know anyone who has been a victim of gun violence?
17. Question - Not Required - If Yes, what is their relation to you?
18. Question - Not Required - Do you or someone in your household own a gun? If No, please skip ahead to Question 20.
19. Question - Not Required - If Yes, please specify relation and how many. Example: My father, 2 guns (Optional)
20. Question - Not Required - Have you participated in the following:
Please make at least 1 selection from the choices below.
Hunting
Skeet/Clay Shooting
Shooting Range
None
21. Question - Not Required - Which of the following statements accurately reflects your views on the use and carry of firearms for sport and/or protection:
I am against gun control or any inconvenience to law abiding citizens
I am in favor of common sense gun laws to reduce gun violence
22. Question - Not Required - Which of the following statements would motivate you to donate to Brady Campaign?
Please make up to 3 selections from the choices below.
I want to see more sensible gun laws enacted
I want an organization to counter the gun lobby
I am or someone I know is a gun victim
I believe guns are a main reason for violence
I believe guns are too easily accessible
I want guns to be banned
Too many children and youth are victims of gun violence
I want safer communities
I want to help educate children about gun violence
I want to help society understand proper gun usage to prevent gun violence
None of the above
23. Question - Not Required -Which sentence best describes your feelings towards guns?
24. Question - Not Required - What do you think should be the Brady Campaign's legislative priority?
25. Question - Not Required - Which sentence best describes your understanding of the Second Amendment after the Supreme Court Decision in Heller V. District of Columbia?
It protects the state's right to have its militia
It gives an individual the unlimited right to bear arms
It gives an individual the right to have a gun in the home for self defense
It gives an individual the right to have a gun in the home and allows for reasonable restrictions on guns
I'm confused about what the Second Amendment protects
26. Question - Not Required - How concerned do you think our country is about gun violence?
Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Not at all concerned
27. Question - Not Required - How concerned do you think our country should be about gun violence?
Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Not at all concerned
28. Question - Not Required - Have you heard about the recent issue of gun owners carrying guns openly into business establishments such as Starbucks? Yes
No
29. Question - Not Required - Do you think gun owners carrying guns openly into business establishments threaten the safety of employees and patrons? Yes
No
Don't know
30. Question - Not Required - How many emails do you receive monthly from Brady? (If answer is 0, go to question 33).
7-8
31. Question - Not Required - How often do you open the emails you receive from Brady?
32. Question - Not Required - How many emails would you be comfortable about receiving from Brady on a monthly basis?
33. Question - Not Required - Please check all of the social networks you currently use.
34. Question - Not Required - What groups do you belong to on these sites? Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, Twitter, YouTube. If you do not belong to any groups leave this question blank.
35. Question - Not Required - What best describes your interaction on social web sites?
Creator (Publish a blog, Publish your own webpages, Upload videos you created, Upload audio/music you created, Write articles/stories & post them)
Critic of Content (Post ratings/reviews, Contribute to/edit articles in a wiki)
Collector (Use RSS feeds, Add "tags" to webpages or photos, "Vote" for websites online
Joiner (Maintain profile on a social networking site, Visit social networking sites)
Spectator (Read blogs, Watch video from other users, Listen to podcasts, Read online forums, Read customer ratings/ reviews)
Inactive (Participate in little or no social web activities)
36. Question - Not Required - Would you be willing to tweet for Brady Campaign?
37. Please enter your contact information:
38. Question - Not Required - Please enter your cell phone number if you would like to receive alerts and text messages from Brady Campaign. Your identity and all of your personal information is kept completely confidential.
39. Question - Not Required - Please enter your Twitter username:
40. Question - Not Required - Please enter the email address you use to access Facebook:

I haven't filled this thing out yet. Is it a wise idea for us to do so? It'd certainly skew their results a bit, but it'd also give them some of our info. I sure as hell am not telling them how many guns I own, as its no more their business than it is any government's.

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w_houle
March 15, 2010, 04:11 PM
It would be interesting to see the actual poll. Honest, we can be trusted to properly deal with a webpage.

Warhawk83
March 15, 2010, 04:13 PM
Wanting the email used to access Facebook/twitter etc... I bet they're trying to find

examples of "Extremists" by finding pics of guns or American flags on their pages.I

wouldn't respond to anything they sent me. :barf:

archigos
March 15, 2010, 04:30 PM
It would be interesting to see the actual poll. Honest, we can be trusted to properly deal with a webpage.
Fair enough:
bradynetwork.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=4580

archigos
March 15, 2010, 04:32 PM
I should add, they emailed it to me only because they have my email address because I subscribed to their propaganda mailing list. I like to keep tabs on what the pro-violence folks are doing.

Nick5182
March 15, 2010, 04:50 PM
I wouldn't be able to answer that poll because I am pro-gun. The questions are worded, in my opinion, so that no matter how you answer, you're giving them statistics that hurt our cause.

21. Question - Not Required - Which of the following statements accurately reflects your views on the use and carry of firearms for sport and/or protection:
I am against gun control or any inconvenience to law abiding citizens
I am in favor of common sense gun laws to reduce gun violence

What is their version of "common sense"? From what I've seen on their side, common sense gun laws mean guns should be banned.

If I am against gun control, then I'm a crazy inbred hillbilly that plays the banjo shoots little kids for fun.

Where's the question that asks if a firearm ever saved your life or the life of someone you know?

w_houle
March 15, 2010, 05:02 PM
I wouldn't be able to answer that poll because I am pro-gun. The questions are worded, in my opinion, so that no matter how you answer
It looks like you don't have to answer any question that you can't find a suitable answer to, so in that light it is possible to put a pro gun slant to the answers.
...you're giving them statistics that hurt our cause.
They create lies out of whole cloth, and spin stories from their fantasy land. It's not possible to give them ammunition for their cause that they haven't fabricated on their own.

elvis christ
March 15, 2010, 05:03 PM
Personally, I am against gun control or any inconvenience to law abiding citizens.

Even though they tried to make this a leading question, it pretty much sums up my feelings on the issue. I don't want to be inconvenienced. What's wrong with that?

LWYM425
March 15, 2010, 05:03 PM
I get e-mails from my senator about her pursuits and goals... Those are more reminders to vote her out in the next election though :D

I have to agree with those that feel there is no way complete that survey and convey what I truly believe. No action on this one here. Thanks for the link though, it was easier to read.

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