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Ask The Expert: Trolling for poll results
09/03/2002 
 
Question: There was a recent article in USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll wherein 86% of consumers indicated concerns about their drinking water. Is it in your article and how do I get a copy of that article? Thank you.

Ron Sacks
Ecowater Systems
Los Angeles, Calif.
 

Answer: We're not sure which article you refer to regarding WC&P. If you could be more specific, we'd be glad to help. If it's regarding the USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll, you'd need to contact CNN or USA Today for the article associated with the poll. Searching both of their websites proved fruitless in locating the specific poll you requested as they do a poll on a weekly basis. The Gallup website lists a series of polls, but without a clear indication of whether it's what you're looking for (and accessing them requires a premium subscription fee).

We did find on the Ecowater website a reference to a WQA survey wherein "86 percent of Americans have some concerns about the quality of their home drinking water" (see www.ecowater.com/residential/whats_new.asp).

It's always best to clip (or print it out if you found it online) a news item right away and save it in a related clip file. A number of dealers put these in plastic sheaths bound in three-ring binders as additional tools for sales displays, i.e., something for potential customers to thumb through as you're discussing the value of home water treatment. I might recommend that you use only articles from local papers or standard news outlets (Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times) for better credibility. Let me know if we can be of further assistance.

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