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To Brits, Internet more important than drinking water

The Science Museum in London conducted the survey by asking 3,000 adults what things they couldn’t live without. Facebook turned up in fifth place, beaten only by sunshine (top spot), an Internet connection (2), clean drinking water (3) and a fridge (4).

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They left beer off the list, that's why.
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Understandable, considering water can be ordered from the Internet, unlike sunshine.
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Re: To Brits, Internet more important than drinking water

Why is the most salient piece of information always left out of these (so called) polls? Where was the sample drawn from e.g. internet users, visitors to the Science Museum, pensioners wandering down Wandsworth High Street, school kids etc..?
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given the results, I'd said pale friendless virgins....
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Why is the most salient piece of information always left out of these (so called) polls? Where was the sample drawn from e.g. internet users, visitors to the Science Museum, pensioners wandering down Wandsworth High Street, school kids etc..?
"The survey was conducted as part of a new exhibition at the museum – Water Wars: Fight The Food Crisis – which highlights new technologies being used to tackle the problem of water scarcity."

So, there's not a full description of the sample, but "3,000 adults" would probably make it representative. Still, I would love to see the questionnaire and statistical methods used.

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They left beer off the list, that's why.
One more reason to take a more critical look at the questionnaire!


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given the results, I'd said pale friendless virgins....
You mean: visitors of the Science Museum?

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You mean: visitors of the Science Museam?
Aluminium... Aluminum... all the same...
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They left beer off the list, that's why.
Would that be ale, lager, stout, Swiss beer or Heineken?
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That depends what answer you want

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Re: To Brits, Internet more important than drinking water

The survey is correct. No internet, no Daily Mail online. I might even have to learn German and speak to people...!
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