Submitted by: Mahmood Choudhury
Describe your idea. How does it work and who does it help?
You have got a question that you need an answer to and need to gauge public opinion about it. It could be about health, work, employment, education, standard of living etc.
You need to gauge a rough answer to have an indication of people's perceptions and overall confidence levels in the community of that issue.
You could go out and find the answer by asking random people or the street, posting out leaflets, putting an ad in the newspaper or taking out a radio / tv advert. You may also commission organisations such as MORI or GALLUP if you need a nationwide indication of an issue.
Maybe you just need to know how well is the standard of education at your local primary school or whether buses run on time in a particular area.
My idea is to make it easier for the community to help one another decide and come to a conclusion about an issue.
It is simple :
1- Set a question or opinion poll topic
2- Select a region, area or city
3- Select how many people you want to poll
4- Select a category (transport, health, neighbourhood, safety, society, finance, people etc)
5- Sit back and then view the results
6- From this you can gauge public opinion on your issue
7- If you need more information then you can post video or text comments to futher gain understanding from others.
8- Discuss with other the results and take part in other polls
Making decisions can be very hard or time consuming if you do not have the facts at hand. Having a good base of public opinion can enable you to gain a rough indication of what the likely state of an issue in your community is.
With this in mind it becomes easier to make choices that affect your life and others around you.
What information or services do you need?
google maps, ordnance surveys, neigbourhood stats