Results

Two Online Questionnaires (Public and Localised)

I constructed two online questionnaires using Google Forms and this website

These questionnaires could be accessed and completed by students and teachers in my college. I designed them to have eleven simple questions that were quick to answer. The majority of questions had a linear scale so that each answer was rated between ‘definitely not’ to ‘definitely should. Only my last question required an answer requiring free text. However, the last question was not obligatory. As my questionnaires were easy to complete, I feel that I gained more responses than I would have otherwise done. It was also easy to understand as it did not include complicated words which some may not know the definition of.

The purpose of my questions in each questionnaire was to gather public opinion and attitudes towards the use of animals in today's society. I chose common examples for the use of animals in my questionnaire to encourage as high a response as possible.

Results

My analysis of the results generated positive links between the answers given.

For example, a person who answered the highest score of five (ie ‘definitely should’) for the question, ‘Should Animals Be Used for Prescription Drugs?’ is more likely to have no pets.  

When my survey had fifty-three responses, six people gave a five for this question. However, only one of those six people had pets.

Additionally, 50% of the people who felt animals ‘definitely should not’ have the same rights as humans did not have any pets. Again, when I had fifty-three responses, twelve responses believed that horse racing ‘definitely should not continue’ (this was showed by the responders ticking the number one box). Out of this twelve, only three of the responses also had answered that they had no pets.

The two questions about whether dogs should be used as police dogs and/or guide dogs showed the majority of answers to be that they ‘definitely should’ with most answers being a four or a five.

A third question asking if cats and dogs ‘should be used to help with depression’ also had very similar results. In these three questions, no one responded with an answer lower than three.

The Public Online Questionnaire is generating a similar pattern of response.  The results will be consolidated and presented on my website soon.


 

Automated Consolidation of the Results

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