Gharris, you think too little of those reading these forums. This isn't rocket surgery.
It isn't just the forums. Other casual Facebook readers and non-forum members will red this poll and think it provides valid information. Look at the past year in politics- it proves there are vast amounts of people, liberal and conservative, who lack the ability to objectively assess statistics and evaluate sources of information.
I also find it a bit curious that there were no question related to whether people preferred this year's housing changes compared to how it was last year and five years ago.
About being silly- refer back to my observation about politics, fake news, and Facebook. Silly exists my friend, even in otherwise very intelligent, well-educated people. I would like to think that the gamer population is better than that....then I run into half a dozen guys at a convention who can't correctly interpret a simple rule in a book, let alone a complicated example.
(Then again, based on my inability to correctly spell "read" in the passage of mine you quoted, maybe I am in need of help too!)
FWIW, I joined the facebook group specifically to answer one of these polls. They are cross-posted to this forum with a link to facebook. And I think I saw a comment about hundreds of people joining this week.
So maybe the sample includes a broader population than the title implies.