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Most Poll Respondants Believe the JCP Is Not an Independent Standards Organization

Posted by editor on November 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM PST

Last week's poll produced a clear result: the majority of people who took part in the poll do not believe the JCP is an independent standards organization. A total of 78 votes were cast. I'm guessing the reduced number may have been related to the ongoing changes to the site, but I'm not sure. Anyway, the verdict was clear.

Here are the exact question and results:

Is the JCP an independent standards organization?

  • 6% (5 votes) - Yes
  • 27% (21 votes) - It is somewhat independent
  • 56% (44 votes) - No
  • 8% (6 votes) - I don't know
  • 3% (2 votes) - Other

Again, with such a small vote total, it's a bit difficult to do much analysis of the results. And, of course, the poll is a voluntary survey, not a scientific poll, anyway. Still, it's something that more people selected "I don't know" than selected "Yes." About twice as many voters consider the JCP not independent as consider it somewhat independent.

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