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Survey of Poles in the UK


osiol 55 | 3,922  
27 Apr 2008 /  #1
I found this survey on the BBC.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_09_06_polish_survey_results.pdf

It doesn't state where or when the survey was carried out, and only 135 people were questioned, but overall it doesn't look too negative. Ask a load of British people similar questions and you'd probably find just as much negativity.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
27 Apr 2008 /  #2
It doesn't state where or when the survey was carried out

/hi/pdfs/13_09_06_polish_survey

;-)
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
27 Apr 2008 /  #3
It's nice to know when people are happy.
Actually, it's good to know the truth, and it's just better if people are happy.

Some of the questions were a bit stupid, and it's possible that at least one person answered 'Don't know' for every single question.

But they didn't ask:
Are British donkeys cooler than Polish ones?
Is British popular music far, far superior to Disco Polo?
Have you ever spanked anyone with their own copy of the Daily Mail?
Do you plan on having obese children?
plk123 8 | 4,148  
27 Apr 2008 /  #4
the answers to 16, 17, and 30 are very interesting. 18 was no surprise. lol

But they didn't ask:

- Are you Jack the Ripper?

lol
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
27 Apr 2008 /  #5
Without going back to look, I'll guess that 18 was about British food.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
27 Apr 2008 /  #6
Only 25 persons liked swans and seagulls; I suppose their population isn't in a significant danger of dying off.
Mister H 11 | 761  
27 Apr 2008 /  #7
Interesting, but it was carried out in September 2006.

I think that what with the changing economy and the Polish maybe now having a better understanding about the cost of living here etc, the results maybe different if a similar study was carried out today.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
27 Apr 2008 /  #8
A poll of Poles.... LOL!

The stats can be manipulated many ways - who are these 135? A group of builders waiting for Wicks in Croydon to open, or white-collar types working in recruitment agencies and courier companies in Hammersmith?
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
27 Apr 2008 /  #9
I thought that if I posted it here, someone would find out more about it, like:

it was carried out in September 2006

I couldn't find anything saying that, but then it probably says it in bold capital letters right at the top of the page, then again half way through, then at the end... and in the URL... and in a few other places as well.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Apr 2008 /  #10
Good thread OsioĊ‚, 92% say they haven't claimed from the state. Loads of Brits claim from the state so 'noimmigration' is well wide of the mark if these figures are to be believed.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
27 Apr 2008 /  #11
the important thing to remember here is 'if they are believed' or more to the point, are they factually correct. The government rightly or wrongly wants the countries population to like immigrants and enjoy having them here. If they can convince the maority of this then they can open our borders up to yet more and more immigrants. So of course a bit of number fiddling to suit their cause is no problem :)

Also, the people who answerred the questions, are they telling the truth??? I mean you could as me 'Have you ever told a racist joke' what are my thought processes, well firstly, what answer do they want?? what answer should i give?? ow and by the way just for my brains sake, have i actually told a racist joke. The answer i give for the big stats on racist jokes is 'NO' suprise suprsie, even if i have. DO you think immigrants are going to want to admit if they have claimed of state or not??? of course not their not stupid, they know that a lot of people in the UK would be pretty pissed if they knew they were claiming of the state, regardless of whether the answer is given anonymously or not. They are classed under the bracket of (Immigrant)

I'm not discrediting your post in any way osiol and i think its rather a good one, just putting a spin on it.

Thanks

T
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Apr 2008 /  #12
There's always the possibility of distorting reality, an old ploy
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
27 Apr 2008 /  #13
who are you talking about, me, the government or both??? lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Apr 2008 /  #14
The government
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
27 Apr 2008 /  #15
phew i'm glad about that :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Apr 2008 /  #16
No worries
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Apr 2008 /  #17
passing this survey off as a credible source of factual information is a little bit offensive really. i would expect more from the beeb
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
28 Apr 2008 /  #18
i would expect more from the beeb

Hmmm.... I don't think that the Beeb is worthy of its reputation these days. I've noticed an increase in lazy reporting.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
28 Apr 2008 /  #19
Without going back to look, I'll guess that 18 was about British food.

ding, ding. :D

'noimmigration' is well wide of the mark

when is he not? lol

passing this survey off as a credible source of factual information is a little bit offensive really. i would expect more from the beeb

why?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Apr 2008 /  #20
for many reasons. the sample size, the way the questions have been phrased, that it was conducted in english etc etc etc the list goes on. it's a probable fail of a first year business studies student questionnaire.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
28 Apr 2008 /  #21
it's a probable fail of a first year business studies student questionnaire.

yup - that's about the size of BBC reporting these days
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
28 Apr 2008 /  #22
good old BBC hay thats what we pay £140 a year for you know, that sort of quality reporting, worth every penny, lol :):):)
noimmigration  
28 Apr 2008 /  #23
that why I dont have a tv license.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Apr 2008 /  #24
TV licence, license is the verb. Spot the teacher?

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