Background Memo  

The survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind was conducted by telephone from September 4 through September 8, 2008 using a randomly selected sample of 1051 New Jersey residents statewide.  The margin of error for 1051 randomly selected respondents is +/- 3 percentage points.  Survey results are also subject to non-sampling error. This kind of error, which cannot be measured, arises from a number of factors including, but not limited to, non-response (eligible individuals refusing to be interviewed), question wording, the order in which questions are asked, and variations among interviewers. PublicMind interviews are conducted by professionally trained interviewers use a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) system. Random selection is achieved by computerized random-digit dialing. This technique gives every person with a land-line phone number (including those with unlisted numbers) an equal chance of being selected. Results are mathematically weighted to match known demographics.

The question included in this release is as follows:

Question: Now, lots of people came from England to settle in what is now the United States, but where was the first successful English settlement?

 

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Survey Analysis
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