Student Poll 2015

This poll was conducted in 2015

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This poll was conducted in 2015 and the first bit of information students were interested in is:

Net Neutrality was approved by the FCC.  Who do YOU think should control the internet?

Makes us wonder which other organization these students had in mind.

Net Neutrality

  • The FCC
  • The European Union
  • An international body like the UN
  • Non government organizations in the U.S.
  • Other

The next question asked was:

How are you funding college?

The majority of the students polled are funding their own college tuition with the smallest percent receiving government student loans.

College Funding

  • Myself
  • Parents
  • Student Loans
  • Scholarships

We then asked:

Do you think the government should have unlimited access to your smart phone camera, microphone, and text messages in order to catch terrorists?

We were a little surprised to see that the majority of the students polled believe that the government should have no access to your personal effects at all. Limited access with a search warrant would be the choice most in line with the U.S. constitution.

Secure In Your Effects

  • Yes, Complete Access
  • Yes, Limited Access With A Search Warrant
  • No Access At All
  • Undecided

Our next student question asked was:

How should the U.S. respond to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists?

The majority of students polled were unsure of how to deal with the Islamic State, while a close second said that the U.S. should respond with both economic and military sanctions.

ISIS

  • Economic Sanctions
  • Military Sanctions
  • Both Economic & Military Sanctions
  • The U.S. Should Not Respond
  • Don't Know

The students then wanted to know what criteria their peers used when casting votes:

When I vote, I vote based on:

This question is interesting because it comes with an important follow up question. Please note that 49% of the students polled said they vote based on their own research.

I Vote By

  • Peer Influence
  • My Own Research
  • What My Parents Say
  • My Religious / Non Religious Affiliation
  • I'm Not Registered To Vote
  • Other

Here is the follow up question:

Which websites do you get your news?

In the previous question, 49% of students polled said they vote based on their own research. However, most of the websites given to this question are either based on terrorist influenced organizations, communist influenced governments, or biased left leaning websites. We then wondered which political party would these students identify with.

News Source

  • ABC
  • Al-Jazeera
  • AOL
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Facebook
  • Flip Board
  • Fox News
  • Google
  • Guardian
  • Huffington Post
  • Info Wars
  • New York Times
  • NBC
  • Reddit
  • Russian Times
  • Skynews
  • The Blaze
  • Tumbler
  • Twitter
  • Voice of America
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WFAA
  • Wiki
  • Yahoo
  • Young Turks
  • YouTube

Lets find out which political party the students most identify with by asking:

Which party do you most identify with?

Are you really surprised by this answer?

Political Party

  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Other

Lastly, the students wanted to know if their peers plan on voting in the 2106 presidential elections:

Do you plan to vote in the 2016 presidential election?

I Will Vote

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

Patriots will have their work cut out for them if they ever plan on getting back to the original intent of the U.S. government that was created by our founding fathers.

Thank you to all the students and AAP volunteers for helping us make this poll. We look forward to working with you again next year!