17 AUGUST 1944, Page 12

Stti,—The statistics culled from this questionary are a mass of

contra- dictions and inconsistencies, and totally valueless, particularly as less than 5o per cent. answered. This new profession of obtaining opinions by means of questionnaires with equivocal questions devised by experts with a scientific device for correcting errors by the process of " weight- ing " may be a profitable one, but it is most dangerous as a basis for legislation. Has the famous Peace Ballot taught us nothing?—Yours, &c.,