August 8, 2006

Public Holds Conflicting Views of Press Reports about Government Monitoring Bank Records

About the Survey

Results for the July 2006 Religion and Public Life survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI) among a nationwide sample of 2,003 adults, 18 years of age or older, during the period July 6-19, 2006. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. For results based on Form 1 (N=996) and Form 2 (N=1007), the sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.