June 21, 2008

What the surveys ask:
EITHER:OR:
  1. Are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?

  2. Do you think there is a lack of discipline and vigorous training in our Comprehensive Schools?

  3. Do you think young people welcome some structure and leadership in their lives?

  4. Do they respond to a challenge?

  5. Might you be in favour of reintroducing National Service?
  1. Are you worried about the danger of war?

  2. Are you unhappy about the growth of armaments?

  3. Do you think there’s a danger in giving young people guns and teaching them how to kill?

  4. Do you think it wrong to force people to take up arms against their will?

  5. Would you oppose the reintroduction of National Service?

How the statistics are presented:

When people were asked how they felt about National Service, [x] percent said they would support/oppose the reintroduction of National Service.

(It all depends on what answers you are looking to support!)

- Adapted from Lynn J, Jay A, The Complete Yes Prime Minister, London: BBC Books, 1989, pp.106-7.

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