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Politics: a poll and a request

I hate politics. I really, really do. I used to avoid news about politics, and almost wish I still did, because I swear it stresses me out. I don't really know what changed that makes me pay attention now. I try not to post about politics too much since I really don't care for the confrontational comments, but I do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I will not block comments for that reason.

Before the rambling is out of control... a poll!

Poll #1421929 More Politics

Do you follow politics or do you try to avoid politics?

Follow religiously
3(13.6%)
Catch headlines
8(36.4%)
Listen to friends and family but do not actively seek news stories
1(4.5%)
Try to avoid at all costs
3(13.6%)
It depends on the topic
7(31.8%)

How do you get your news?

radio
0(0.0%)
newspapers
0(0.0%)
magazines
0(0.0%)
television
1(4.5%)
news websites
0(0.0%)
blogs
0(0.0%)
friends and family
0(0.0%)

Do you prefer to read only one source or do you try to find multiple sources?

I follow news from one source only.
0(0.0%)
I follow news from multiple sources.
4(18.2%)
I follow left-leaning news.
0(0.0%)
I follow right-leaning news.
1(4.5%)
I follow facts.
0(0.0%)
I follow op-ed pieces.
0(0.0%)
I do research to hear both sides of the story.
0(0.0%)
I try to avoid most news.
3(13.6%)

Do you vote?

Yes
16(72.7%)
No
3(13.6%)
I'm not old enough
0(0.0%)
My country doesn't believe in voting
0(0.0%)
It depends
3(13.6%)

Does it matter to you if a politician is unfaithful to his/her spouse?

Yes. A politician is meant to be a role model.
3(14.3%)
No. Who cares what people do with their private lives?
11(52.4%)
It depends (please explain in comments)
7(33.3%)

Does it matter to you if a politician lies about the infidelities?

Yes. If a politician lies about infidelities, what's to say they won't lie about anything else?
9(45.0%)
No. All politicians lie. It's expected.
7(35.0%)
It depends (please explain in comments).
4(20.0%)

Do you think special interest groups should be allowed to influence politicians?

Yes
1(5.0%)
No
14(70.0%)
It depends (please explain in comments)
5(25.0%)


One last question(s). What are your favorite sources for news? Which television stations, including commentators or news anchors do you prefer? Which magazines or newspapers do you read? which radio stations do you listen to? Which websites do you visit? What made you choose your news sources?

By the way, everyone can vote, but no one will be able to see who answered which way. Please don't hold back. If you'd like to comment anonymously, feel free.


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