Nice one, Ravenscar @ 12.09.
And, of course, Dr. N. Polls are pathetic, and having seen how modern students are trained to compile and interpret them, nothing would induce me ever to respond to one. Amoral 'argument' techniques, are one problem; and the 'yes or no' mode enhances the pollster's control - rather as if (s)he were a bullying cross-examiner on 'Perry Mason.'
No wonder the Fabians et al banished classical education! I say help kids develop their critical thinking before
the pollsters get to them. Introduce the young as early as possible to Plato and Aristotle and some of the people who used their methods -- and even to the logic of grammar ---.
Ah, but wait. Students shouldn't have to think
. They have computers, television, comedy, and sundry loud noises to do that for them. So let professional rhetoricians get struck by lightning and then pay them amuse the real smarties: who refuse to believe there's anything worth learning, or any elder worth listening to. ['Low'] Cunning is the only pragmatic academic standard.
Anyway, it's easier to hate those boring elders than to respect their repositories of knowledge. Off to the euthanasia dumps with anyone over ... well whatever age is inconvenient. Take all the material goods previous people had; and let the 'fun' continue. Just set up a poll to support the legislation.