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February 7, 1992
By a slight majority, callers to SUNDIAL think Maryland needs a motorcycle helmet law. Of 801 callers, 431 (nearly 54 percent) favor a law, and 370 (46 percent) don't."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
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Lorraine Mirabella | June 26, 2013
Fluctuating gas prices are shaping consumer behavior, a public opinion poll out today shows. A poll of 1,000 adults by Fuels America found that social or family-related activities take the biggest hit when it comes to cutting things from the family budget. Here are the findings from research firm Research Now, which conducted interviews this month.  When gas prices rise: -55 percent take fewer road trips to visit friends and family. -27 percent eat out less. -17 percent cut back on shopping for clothes.
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NEWS
October 31, 1991
By a margin of 55 percent to 44 percent, callers to SUNDIAL say Maryland students should not be required to perform public service before graduation. The figures are 157 against, 126 in favor, out of 283 callers."
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 14, 1995
WASHINGTON -- "Scared to death" is replacing "mad as hell" as the dominant mood of the country, a new national poll suggests.A growing number of Americans say they're worried that they won't have the money to pay their medical bills, housing costs, children's college expenses or provide for their own retirement, according to an in-depth opinion survey by the Times Mirror Center for the People and The Press.The study, conducted as the 1996 campaign gathers steam, also indicates that the Republican coalition is fragmenting, as voter support for the Republican-led Congress sinks and President Clinton's approval ratings rise.
FEATURES
July 10, 1991
Tomorrow's solar eclipse hasn't cast a spell over most callers to SUNDIAL. Of 184 callers, only 34 (18 percent) admitted to ''eclipse fever.''Virtually the same number of callers (17 percent) said they believe an eclipse holds mystic powers."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
December 20, 1991
High school graduation standards in Maryland should be expanded to include a requirement for community service, say SUNDIAL callers by a margin of 55 percent to 44 percent. The tallies were 243 in favor, 197 against, out of 440 callers."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
December 24, 1991
By a margin of 62 percent to 37 percent, callers to SUNDIAL would prefer to see snow on the ground on Christmas. Of 217 callers, 135 wanted a white Christmas, and 82 didn't."
NEWS
January 8, 1992
Six out of 10 callers to SUNDIAL say money should not continue to be spent on beach replenishment at Ocean City. Of 560 callers, 337 (60 percent) are against the program, while 223 callers (39 percent) would continue the replenishment effort."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
NEWS
February 3, 1992
Out of 1,594 callers to SUNDIAL, 1,239 (more than 77 percent) say Gov. William Donald Schaefer should not run for mayor of Baltimore when his term expires, while 355 (22 percent) say he should run."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
NEWS
November 5, 1991
Race relations in Baltimore are deteriorating, in the opinion of 63 percent of the callers to SUNDIAL, or 180 out of 282 responses. Sixty-eight callers, or 24 percent, say race relations are about the same, and 34 callers (12 percent) say relations have improved."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Writer | January 10, 1995
No matter how a judge rules on Ellen R. Sauerbrey's lawsuit seeking to overturn November's gubernatorial election, the Republican is already losing badly in the court of public opinion.A poll released yesterday shows that if the Nov. 8 election were held again, Parris N. Glendening would win by a 20-point spread, 58 percent to 38 percent, with 4 percent undecided.That is a considerable improvement for Mr. Glendening, who narrowly beat Mrs. Sauerbrey two months ago. Translated to ballots, his victory margin would rise from last fall's 5,993 to the equivalent of 282,035 votes today.
NEWS
May 29, 1992
Privatization of governmental servicesA committee created by Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden to study county government says tax dollars could be saved by selling or leasing nine properties and hiring private companies to perform several services traditionally done by government. Included are such services as snow removal, bulk trash pickup, building security, detention-center health care and operating a new drunken-driver prison.The Evening Sun would like to know what you think.
NEWS
May 28, 1992
By a margin of 71 percent to 28 percent and a count of 394 to 159 out of 553 responses, callers to SUNDIAL say The Block on Baltimore Street should not be legislated out of existence, as a City Council bill is proposing.Similarly, 398 of 551 callers (72 percent) say there should be an area of the city for adult entertainment, while the remaining 153 (27 percent) oppose that idea."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
NEWS
May 26, 1992
Teachers and new testsThe Maryland State Teachers Association is criticizing new state standardized tests intended to measure how children apply what they learn in school to real life. So flawed are the new tests, the MSTA asserts, that students' scores, which have been generally low, should be thrown out. The MSTA found especially offensive a question giving fifth-graders an option to write about the constitutionality of nude dancing. A state education spokesman didn't deny that some problems exist, but added: "We're really encouraged to keep moving forward."
NEWS
May 15, 1992
Mandatory pre-prom meetings2 Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.How to spend cancer moneyMore than two-thirds of SUNDIAL's callers (67 percent vs. 32 percent, or 182 to 89, out of 271 respondents) say the legislature was wrong to restrict the spending on anti-smoking advertising."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
NEWS
May 12, 1992
A constitutional amendment to restrain congressional salaries, having received enough state votes for ratification after 203 years, is still valid, according to 86 percent of callers to SUNDIAL (299 out of 347). Forty-eight callers (13 percent) think it is not valid.An overwhelming majority of 345 callers (96 percent to 3 percent, on a tally of 332 to 13) registered the opinion that Congress should not grant its members a midterm pay raise."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
FEATURES
June 13, 1991
In the overwhelming majority of households (84 percent), it's the man who does the grilling. But you knew that.Of 207 callers to SUNDIAL, only 33 (16 percent) said the woman tends the charcoal grill."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
November 7, 1991
By a margin of more than 2-to-1, callers to SUNDIAL are in favor of legalizing doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Of 460 callers, 316, or 68 percent, are in favor of the idea, and 144 (32 percent) are against it."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
May 4, 1992
By a bare majority (51 percent vs. 48 percent), callers to SUNDIAL say justice did not prevail in the jury's acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King. The registered opinions were 661 to 623 from 1,284 callers."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
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