Decriminalise drug use: poll
The large sample size reported in this article would appear
to add credibility to the opinion favouring decriminalisation.
The representativeness of the sample, however, can be questioned
from several standpoints:
- being a phone-in, generally only people with a strong opinion
will participate in the voluntary poll;
- only listeners to Triple J will be able to phone-in and it
is acknowledged that this group is biased toward younger members
of the population;
- people actually have to be listening to participate and hence
the poll is restricted to people who are near a radio at the
- people could phone-in more than once.
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