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DHM Research | EarthFix Clean Water Act Survey, July 2012
The EarthFix survey collaboration includes local public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon andWashington, and DHM Research.
Referencing DHM Research
All website and on-air references as: Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall or DHM Research. DHMResearch is an independent and non-partisan public opinion research and consultation firmbased in Portland, Oregon.
This quantitative research involved a statewide online survey of the Northwest’s generalpopulation, age 18+ conducted between July 9 and July 14, 2012. The sample size was1,200. Four hundred respondents were selected from each state (as a stratified versusproportional sample).The data are reported based on the total sample and broken out for each state. The data forthe total sample is weighted to reflect the proportional percentage of population that eachstate contributes to the Northwest. Quotas and weighting techniques standard to researchwere used to assure that the findings reflect the demographics of the population in eachstate.
Statement of Limitations
Any sampling of opinions or attitudes is subject to a margin of error, which represents thedifference between a sample of a given population and the total population (here, residentsin the Northwest). For a sample size of 1,200, if the respondents answered 90% one wayand 10% the other, the margin would be +/- 1.7%. If they answered a particular questionin the proportion of 50% each way the margin of error would be +/-2.8%. For the statesample sizes of 400, the 90% and 50% margins of error are +/- 2.9% and +/-4.9%.
In gathering responses, DHM Research employed a variety of quality control measures,including questionnaire pre-testing and monitoring interviews.
EarthFix Clean Water Act SurveyJuly 9 – July 14, 2012; N=1,200 (N=400 ID, OR, WA)Ages 18+ using an online panel of residents10 Minutes; Margin of error +/- 2.8% for Total; +/- 4.9% for StateDHM Research