My wife the psychologist struggled a lot with her survey, which was part of her thesis on parenting attitudes. It took months to get it together, and it was reviewed multiple times by multiple people who were evaluating her experimental design, and it was also reviewed for ethics by the human studies review board. I acquired a healthy respect for the skills required!
So when I saw the Conflict In the Secular Movement survey, I had to gag; even I could see the huge flaws. Leading questions, overt biases in the choices of answers…what amateur put that thing together? It was clearly somebody with no knowledge of survey design.
I just knew the survey was terrible when I saw the first question was
what is the cause of conflict in the secular movement?, and Rebecca Watson wasn’t one of the choices. Come on, crappy survey designer, you knew you wanted to make her name one of the choices for every question!