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  1. Dear Fat Finger, your questions about Net Neutrality are very confusing. Who is charging what to whom? As a consumer, I should pay for my usage: customer A who streams three Netflix movies a day should pay way more for service than customer B who visits momandpopsockshop.com once a week. But if the law allows Netflix to pay for the bandwidth so that A and B are charged the same monthly rate, then the access to momandpopsockshop will be crowed out. You may have to pay for what you use, but everyone has equal access to the Internet!

    1. hi Bill, sorry for the confusion…it is a confusing topic, though you are right the question could have been better stated.
      it would appear you already know this, but in short net neutrality largely involves the content providers (netflix, espn.com, etc…) and whether the owners of the pipes (the cable companies) content providers use to get their content in to your home or office can treat content differently depending on the provider. Google and netflix, as two of the biggest content providers/users of the cable companies pipes, don’t want to pay more for taking up most of that resource. the cable companies want the ability to charge each content provider as they see fit.
      as you write in your example of momandpopsocks potentially being crowded out, that is the question: no one wants mom and pop crowded out, but plenty also don’t want the cable companies to be told how to price their wares. so which of those two ‘evils’ do we choose? speaking just for myself i say let the cable companies charge what they want as they most likely wont price momandpopsocks out since bandwidth is so cheap these days, esp when you are momandpop and dont use much of it. its really google and nflx and the other heavy users that care about this issue as they may see their costs go up meaningfully if cable can price as they see fit (which is why google is building their own pipes). so it is likely big players and not small that feel the pinch if cable companies can price as they see fit. i feel that in cases where the free market doesnt seem to cause undue harm (esp to the little guy) , we should avoid regulation. and this appears to be one of those cases.

  2. Why no option on the Gunter Grass question to respond it makes no difference? There’s usually at least one question per week that doesn’t have an option it should to really cover every valid option or a typo or some other issue. Is there any more direct way to report things?

    1. hi leo,
      we debated adding the ‘no difference’ option but today’s question was an example of a time that we leave that out so that a respondent must make a choice between (perhaps) hard-to-choose-between options. we appreciate your feedback and you can make comments more directly via the comment screen on the app (which is in the information section).
      in the future we hope to add the ability for users to make comments visible to all on the results screen on your phone (similar to the way readers can comment on online articles.)
      thanks again for your input,

  3. Fat finger, the questions you ask really are almost impossible to answer, since they often contain assumptions that reflect you personal bias or ignorance. For example, today’s question about Obama’s “free trade” bill fail….aarrggh…first of the all, no bill with hundreds of pages of rules is actually “free trade”…regardless of its name, it is heavily managed trade. Second, the answers provided reflect a view of the presidency as all about being impressed or not with his political power and who supports him, rather than judging him on his policies….just one example there. Most of the time there is no way to actually express a valid opinion due to the inherent biases and assumptions within the questions.

    1. we appreciate your comment. wrt this question we were trying to gauge how the president was viewed in light of the defeat of his initiative, not whether people were for or against the bill–we had already asked what opinion was on the deal trade deal itself back on april 24 (http://fatfingerblog.com/2015/04/30/raisin-detre/)..opinion was marginally against, though nearly 50% said they didn’t know enough about it to say.

      also, while we offer no opinion on the free trade merits of the bill, just because a bill is long doesn’t mean it can’t be about preserving free trade–for instance it could be defining what would constitute ‘unfree’ or unfair trade practices (levying tariffs, government support of domestic exporters, etc…).
      thank you for your interest, and any specific examples of bias, or of desired answer options not being available in questions past or future are much appreciated. please send them along via the comments feature on the app or here.

  4. Did you shut down your app? I was trying to download it to my new phone and found that it cannot be found on Google play. I’m going to miss it if that is what has happened.

    1. hi Thomas,
      app is still up and running, but you are correct, its not listed in the play store. thanks for letting us know, we are now looking into it. (it is still in the ios store, not that that helps you). will let you know when we know more.

    2. update: android have changed their terms regarding personal data. in our case, because we ask for an email address during onboarding, we need to implement a change. the fix that will get the app back in the store soonest is to stop requesting email addresses (which we use when responding to those that comment to us in the app). we are submitting a new version of the app in the next day or two, and presume android will review/accept this new version within a few days. we will send a message here when it is back in the play store. thank you again for bringing this to our attention, and for participating in our polling.

    3. Hi Thomas, the changes have been accepted, the app is back in the Play Store. let us know if you aren’t able to find it. Thanks again for letting us know it wasn’t there

  5. I would like to see who read the entire Mueller Report, only read part of, did not read but relied on friend/family, did not read but relied on cable news or internet outlets.
    Is a top priority, a low priority, an important issue, not important.
    What is more important: the entire report, Section 1 on Conspiracy, Russian attacked our democracy, Russians did not attack, Russia continues to attack, another advisary like China or North Korea attacked our democracy. Is section 2 on obstruction of justice more important.
    Is enough being done to protect our elections, do we need more protection, are we doing anything at all to protect our elections, will our elections be attacked again.
    Are social media taking proper steps to stop trolling or bots, they are doing just enough, need to take bigger steps to stop trolling/bots, would you recognize a fake post, would you not recognize a fake post, social media helps me recognize fake posts, social media needs to help identify more or less.
    Do you report possible fake accounts, do you just ignore fake accounts, do you engage in fake posts with others, do fake posts cause more or less divisions as they are intended to do.
    Does social media take enough responsibility, too little, the right amout for trolling/bots. Does social media give preferential treatment to threats from the President’s accounts compared to other accounts.
    Would Hillary Clinton be treated the same by the public if the show was on the other foot, would lawmakers treat her differently, would she face impeachment or be impeached at this point. Would Clinton have been elected without Russian interference,
    Should Mueller have subpoenaed Trump to testify, should not have, should he have been given written questions or not, were his answers of “Do not recall” “Do not Remember” sufficiant, were not sufficient, made no difference.
    Should the precedence that no sitting President be charged with obstruction of justice by the OLC be challenged, not be challenged, should wait until the POTUS is no longer in office, the statute of limitations be extended in the event the sitting President is re-elected.
    Should William Barr have recused himself after writing his 18 page thesis on OOJ, should Rod Rosenstein continued to oversee the Mueller Investigation, should the Inspector General have taken the oversight of the Mueller Investigation.
    Should Congress impeach Bill Barr for lying and have misled the American people, did he tell the truth, had the right to interpret the report as he pleased, been more transparent with Congress and the American people, released the summaries already prepared by Special Council immediately, released his own summary, should have or not have waited 4 weeks to release the report. Was Barr working for the American people or the POTUS? Was it proper or not proper to hold a presser 2 hours before the release of Barr’s redacted version the report. Was it proper or not proper for Barr to consult with White House and personal council about the contents of the entire report to prepare a counter arguement before it was released.
    Will Barr interfere with the SDNY investigations referred to their office not within the Mueller’s scope, will he stay clear, will he consult with the White House on their investigations? Will Congress ever see Trump’s tax returns or not, should they be released or not, will it show evidence of “collusion” with foreign countries that has influenced or compromised Trump by Russia, Saudi Arabia or other Gulf countries or will it show no wrong doing, or only violated tax laws or other violations that can be adjusted.
    Will Roger Stone’s case reveal any more damaging evidence against Trump, Stone did nothing wrong, will be found guilty or not guilty. Will Stone be shown to have been in contact with Wikileaks and Julian Assaunge or have had no connection, doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t have contact. If convicted for working with Wikileaks and Julian Assaunge and Russia be charged with treason if sufficient evidence is provided.
    Sarah Sanders has been known to lie or “spin” answers that the press asks her. The Mueller Report shows she was lying during press conferences. Since the report was released she has since lied about lying. Do you find her credible, not credible, sometimes credible. Does she answer the questions Trump wants to hear or what she truly believes.

    There are so many questions that can be adjusted or branched out to better worded topics and questions. This doesn’t touch selecting the top 3, 4, 5 top issues for the general election. Who has the best chance to beat Trump in the general election. The electoral college debate. Etc…
    I do not know where you all come up with these questions but these are issues people are concerned about. I hope you all can integrate some of these topics in future polls. There is so much to cover and know you all debate what is in line with other polling questions. Thanks for the great polls you have released and look forward to more (maybe other topics sports)

    1. Hi Jason,
      Thank you for the thoughtful comment.
      Your suggested questions are good and valid. Some of our thoughts…
      Experience tells us that asking if someone gets the gist of a document is usually more informative about the public’s view than asking if they read it. That is not always the case, and in a perfect world we would ask both, and in the past we have done so. But since space is limited in our format, and we had several other questions we wanted to ask re the Report, we decided to simply ask if people felt up to speed. (Also, we presumed very very few people had reach the entire 448 page document, and very very many had read at least a couple of excerpts).
      Your question as to which section is more important is a good idea, and likely one we will ask in the future.
      The questions pertaining to Barr, we don’t think, will add much to our knowledge of public opinion. Approval of Barr is in line with approval of Pres Trump, and approval of his Barr’s actions have been as well.
      Regarding social media, we have asked many such questions in the past, and the public is conflicted. They believe as private platforms they should be able to do whatever they like, but also that they should beheld responsible to some extent for the content on their site. A slight majority think social media does put their finger on the scales as far as what posts they allow through, and also feel they are entitled to do so.
      Regarding elections, most feel the results was not changed by meddling in 2016, though 4% thinks their own vote may have have been altered. And a majority think the system is vulnerable to being hacked.
      We have often polled on individual matchups with Pres Trump, etc…
      We invite you to browse the history of our past polls…they are all available on this blog.
      And if you don’t have the app, please install it to participate in future polls (and see results in real time). The link to install the app is on this site.
      Thanks again for writing.

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