Since the Form LRT poll was released Monday there has been some criticism of the methodology used by Forum Research. Mayor Fred Eisenberger says Millennials are under represented in the poll (Global news article).

However in its letter of transmittal releasing the poll, Forum Research tackled the issue noting: Where appropriate, data has been statistically weighted by age and gender, and regardless of whether respondents were reached by landline or cellphone,  ensures that the overall sample reflects the actual population of Hamilton, Ontario, according to the latest Census data,

In addition; quoting Forum, of the under 34’s polled, a plurality of millennials are opposed to the project:

Disapproval of the project amongst the youngest segment of the population, ages 34 and below, is (47%) …Approval of the project amongst the youngest segment of the population, ages 34 and below, is (43%).

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One Comment to: Boomers vs millennials

  1. Breasaola

    April 24th, 2017

    Forum polled:
    131 Hamiltonians under 34
    2,283 Hamiltonians over 55

    If those numbers were randomized, that’d work out to around 6 Hamiltonians under 34 and 152 Hamiltonians over 55 being polled in each ward.

    When your sample is that skewed, statistical weighting is only going to distort the flaws.

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