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NEWS
November 15, 1991
More than 82 percent of callers to SUNDIAL say they have visited a public library in the past month. Of 444 callers, 365 reported a library visit, and 79 (17 percent) did not."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.
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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.
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NEWS
January 21, 1992
Nearly 70 percent of callers to SUNDIAL, or 210 out of 301 responses, think race relations have gotten worse in the past year. Ninety-one callers (29 percent) think they have improved."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 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
December 11, 1991
Almost 70 percent of callers to SUNDIAL, or 282 out of 404 callers, would favor off-track betting on horse races. The remaining 122 callers (30 percent) are not in favor."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
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.
NEWS
July 25, 1991
Only 33 of 216 callers to SUNDIAL (15 percent) think the candidates in the city primary election have articulated their positions well enough for the electorate to vote intelligently. The vast majority of the callers, 183, or more than 84 percent, said the candidates have not done so."It's Your Call," represents a sampling of opinions for certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
NEWS
October 4, 1991
By a ratio of 55 percent to 44 percent, respondents to SUNDIAL say state colleges and universities should not convert to private schools, with a consequent decrease in state aid and an increase in student tuition. The count was 180 against conversion and 143 for conversion, out of 323 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.
FEATURES
December 16, 1991
Children can expect fewer presents this year, according to a majority of callers to SUNDIAL. Of 320 callers, 184, or 57 percent, say they are buying fewer presents this year, while 136, or 42 percent, say they are buying about the same as they did in other times."
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
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 13, 1992
Of 358 callers to SUNDIAL, 215 (60 percent) say race relations are worse, while 143 (39 percent) say that is not the case.Government should not be doing more for the cities, in the view of 203 of 359 callers (56 percent), while 156 (43 percent) say otherwise.In a close vote among 356 respondents, 185 (nearly 52 percent) disapprove of the way President Bush responded to the Los Angeles riots, while 171 callers (48 percent) approve."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.
NEWS
May 5, 1992
Almost 85 percent of callers to SUNDIAL (385 out of 453) say the city should grant the Orioles a delay on rent payment for Memorial Stadium but should exact a penalty. Sixty-eight callers (15 percent) say the extension should be granted without a penalty."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 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.
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
May 5, 1992
Almost 85 percent of callers to SUNDIAL (385 out of 453) say the city should grant the Orioles a delay on rent payment for Memorial Stadium but should exact a penalty. Sixty-eight callers (15 percent) say the extension should be granted without a penalty."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 1, 1992
Of 565 callers to SUNDIAL, 343, or 60 percent, think Ross Perot's presidential candidacy would have the most impact on the Democrats, and 222 (39 percent) think it will have most impact on the Republicans.Mr. Perot can be elected as an independent, according to 448 of 568 callers (78 percent), while 120 (21 percent) say he can't.Between Mr. Perot and Bill Clinton, in the opinion of 558 callers, Mr. Perot would be the stronger Democrat (481 votes, 86 percent), and Mr. Clinton would be the stronger (77 votes, 13 percent)
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