[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sgt,—May I ask for
space to make a correction arising out of figures quoted from the Anti-Suffrage Review in your last issue ?
It is there stated as a result of a canvass of women municipal voters that 9,845 voted against women's suffrage, while only 2,520- voted for it. Comparing these numbers with the very different experience at Godalming reported by Lady Chance, you remark that the difference is in part to b3 explained by the fact that the Godalming inquiry was conducted by personal canvass, while the anti-suffrage figures were obtained by postcard.
Will you kindly allow me to say that as far as Bristol (one of the places included in the anti-suffrage canvass) was concerned, the inquiry was made by personal canvass and not by postcard,. and that (as Miss G. Pott's letter to the Times on, the 11th inst. shows) the same system was adopted in North Berkshire?
I am entirely in agreement with you, Sir, in your comment that a personal canvass tends to produce results favourable to the. canvasser. Especially is this the case among the poor and ignorant.
It should, I think, have been added that 2,763 women voters. replied in a neutral sense, and that 5,808 gave no indication of