Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Poll Number Two


This site will hopefully have a new poll each day. Today's is "What country is the biggest threat to world peace today ?" This question has been asked before by actual pollsters, and the worldwide response is usually "the USA". Molly is interested in seeing what her readers think. The question may be tricky ie several countries on the list are very likely to go to war in the near future. One, Israel, is at war at the present time. The EU and the USA might also qualify for their occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq. I think it revolved around the qualifier "world". Wars may be localized and are therefore not "world". Each of the countries listed has, in my opinion, the possibility of starting wars that would drag in others. One, the USA, is likely to start wars at many different points, with total disregard to their borders. What do you the reader think about this ?

Also, don't forget to leave any suggestions for future polls here.


  1. In the last poll, - the one on revolutions - I was forced to take a position that was not really mine because of the limitations of the poll. The addition of "somewhat likely" , or "possible but not likely" would be helpful...

  2. I can't modify the polls once they are set down for voting, but I understand your complaint. To say the least I'm not an expert on this sort of thing. By the way, I am "usually" opening the polls to "multiple answers". Yeah, polls, even those designed by "experts" will often leave little option for those whose opinions are "grey". I'm going to try a few polls in the future with "shades of opinion" ranked from 1 to 10.