Know Before You Ask
For your benefit, please view these guidelines to ensure that the questions you are asking meet the requirements to be put live on Let Them Know.
Politically Charged Questions
Asking a question that is politically charged, rather than substantive, can lead to skewed results. For example, if you are an outspoken critic of deforestation, be weary of asking questions such as “Are Loggers Terrible People?” Instead, asking a more neutral question like, “Should We Stop Deforestation?” is more effective and will get more clear results.
Asking a question that is unbiased will create the most accurate poll results. We recommend using neutral terms like “Support,” “Agree,” and “Good” rather than “Hate,” “Disagree,” “Bad,” “Love,” or “Best” in your questions. Some terms such as “Legal” and “Illegal” may be appropriate in some instances and not in others, so use your judgement. This will help keep your questions consistent with our National Poll guidelines.
While certain specific issues may be important, Let Them Know reaches a broad constituency, therefore, if you ask a question such as, “Are Your Insulin Prices Unaffordable?”, we cannot guarantee that only diabetics will answer the question. Instead, you should ask, “Are Drug Prices Too High?”
We don’t tolerate profanity on Let Them Know. If you submit a question that uses profanity or any other type of language that we deem inappropriate, we may take action against your account.
Public opinion can change over time, therefore, asking a question periodically - say, every month - can give the public a better idea of whether opinions on a certain topic are shifting. Even if a question has been posted on Let Them Know before, feel free to submit it again!