World Citizen brought this article to my attention. Related to the 2013 Thunder Bay Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Its a few years old but it appears the term somewhat has been used to pad satisfaction poll/survey results for years. Polling companies…..ya gotta love ’em. They know all the tricks.
When survey results are filled with vague terms such as fairly (fairly good value when discussing taxes) and somewhat (somewhat satisfied when discussing city services), you have to wonder. Does anyone want to know what the public is really thinking?