While doing a bit of research on the minimum price of alcohol, I stumbled across this website poll:
If you can’t read the screenshot, today’s poll is: “Would you ever consider plastic surgery?” This is a poor question in itself, but lets move on. Possible responses are:
- Maybe, if it wasn’t so expensive.
- Yes I would seriously consider it.
- No way, I’m happy with what I have.
- Yes but I can’t afford it.
What, exactly, is the difference between ‘maybe, if it wasn’t so expensive’ and ‘yes but I can’t afford it’? While there’s a slight difference in semantics – ‘yes but I can’t afford it’ being more decided – I doubt the average respondent is going to agonise over this. What’s wrong with:
- Not sure
And if you really, really want to know why people answer the way they do, you need another question.