A five page pdf file revealing the survey's methodology has one surprise: the U.S.A. was surveyed on line.
In the United States, the poll was an online survey drawn from a nationally representative sample of the Knowledge Networks online panel. This panel is probabilistically-based, selected from the population of US telephone households and subsequently provided with an Internet connection if needed.
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The Methodology Report reveals that Hong Kong & Taiwan results were excluded from the averages, but does not explain the exclusions. There is a trend toward heavy coverage of urban areas, which could result in a more liberal result.
Several nations stood out from the crowd with high levels of indecision/non-response.
How would they have responded in an anonymous, non-confrontational setting? What effect, if any, will this report of majority support for free expression have on the General Assembly vote on the Defamation of Religions resolution?
If you are on the side of freedom of expression, these on line petitions need your support Sign them and urge everyone you can hope to influence to sign them.
International Qur'an Petition.