take a poll?

ddubug

Senior Member
Korea
Hi,

I'm reading about our brain's 'quirks'...means...bias.
This passage from 'Guinea Pig Diaries' written by AJ Jacobs.

What does this 'take a poll' mean?

<The Creaking Bridge Effect-Our tendency to confuse general excitement
and fear with sexual excitement. I got the name from an experiment
involving an attractive woman asking men to take a poll. If the poll was
given on a dangerously creaky footbridge, the men were much more
likely to hit on the woman than if the poll was given on steady ground.>

poll....is 'survey'...right?

But I don't know what a kind of survey can happen on a creaky footbridge?
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    There was no difference in the type of poll. The scenario is an experiment based upon male-female social interaction on a creaky foot bridge as compared with interactrion on solid ground.
     

    Trosa

    Banned
    Portuguese
    Hey

    What about in this case?

    Before long Woolard was on the phone, talking to other board members, explaining his thinking, taking a poll.

    Thanks
     

    aes_uk

    Senior Member
    English - England
    take a poll. If the poll was
    given on a dangerously creaky footbridge, the men were much more
    likely to hit on the woman than if the poll was given on steady ground.>

    poll....is 'survey'...right?

    But I don't know what a kind of survey can happen on a creaky footbridge?
    You're right, a poll is a survey, and the extract is saying that they got different results when the poll was asked on a creaky footbridge rather than on steady ground. It is the same poll, but it took place in 2 different locations.

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