Your Say is an independent public opinion data organisation which allows you to speak your mind on serious issues such as whether Gibraltar is doing enough to combat climate change; on business issues such as how could Gibraltar improve it’s retail offering and on not-so serious issues such as who you would like to see headline the next GMF. No matter the seriousness of the topic you can have Your Say and by pooling the community’s answers together we get to find out what Gibraltar Says.
Of course. Your responses are used for statistical analysis and do not contain any personal identification data. For example, our results would include general statements such as ‘20% of women are in favour of the new housing regulations’. Your name and identity will never be included.
In fact, you will notice that we will never ask you for any information that will allow us to identify you by your responses. We want to keep all our member's repsonses anonymous – even from us! We use your email address to send you a link with a survey - but your responses to the surveys are anonymous. This is because they are NOT matched to your email address, only to a randomly generated membership number that ONLY YOU know!
We weight all data so that it better reflects the composition of the population, this means our survey results are a good representation of the whole population. We consider things like gender, social class, age and previous voting decisions in our analysis.
For example, if 42% of the population are male and 58% female, however the composition of the survey sample is more of a 50/50 split. Then we would decrease the weighting of male responses (so the 42 men count as if they were 50) and increase the weighting of the female responses (so the 58 women count as if they were 50).
It is impossible to completely guarantee that every single respondent is always giving their honest opinion, however we have a number of procedures in place to combat this issue.
Firstly, we ask classification questions to double check that there is consistency in key information. Secondly, we monitor our results compared to real world outcomes to gauge how reliable our surveys are; a high level of accuracy would suggest dishonest responses isn’t actually an issue.
Thirdly, we ensure our surveys are not time bound, so respondents can take their time and respond honestly.
Finally and most importantly, with Gibraltar being such a close knit community, we took the decision that it was crucial that all users are anonymous (even to us!) in order to encourage honest responses. That is why we do not want to know your name, your full address or your full date of birth. This is also why we never match up your membership number with your email address. Only YOU know your membership number.
This is a valid point. We mitigate this potential bias by not only matching up our samples demographically to the rest of the population, but also attitudinally. This is why we ask about past voting choices. Research has shown that when we weight data by past voting choices you are more likely to get an accurate result then if you weight data according to things such as gender.
It is important we ask you a number of personal details so that we can ensure our sample is a good reflection of the whole population - this is vital in order to yield reliable results. That being said, we never ask you enough information to identify you. One of the key pillars of our model is that all users are anonymous.
Also, please note that our analysts are simply given the output of results and we never ask you for your name. Instead our analysts simply know that member 12AB (for example) responded in a certain way. When they analyse our data they are only able to analyse anonymous responses from profiles within the sample.
No. Your Say is an independent organisation. Currently we are not open to being contracted by any external parties as we are just finding our footing. If we do decide to formalise the Your Say project into a trading company, it could be possible for parties, individuals and companies to contract Your Say to conduct some market research in specific areas. In all cases we are committed to our being non-partisan and approach all surveys from an independent perspective.
More importantly, no matter the client, all our surveys need to adhere to our values of non-bias, anonymity for members, factually correct, well-intentioned and quick & easy to complete. If this is not the case we would refuse the work.
Your Say is an opportunity to have your voice heard. We run online based polls on politics, public affairs, products, brands and other issues. Your Say polls are taken by people, from all over Gibraltar, who wish to have their opinions heard. It is free to join for anyone aged 16 plus and living or working in Gibraltar.
We know your time is precious, so we try to keep our surveys as short as possible, aiming for 2-5 minutes to complete. Normally around 10-15 short questions, with some opportunities for you to expand your thoughts. If a survey is going to be exceptionally long we will advise you before starting.
We email all our members when there is a new survey. You can choose to answer it by clicking the link in the email.
Your Say conducts our own poll on topical issues so that your opinions are added to the public debate. Currently Your Say does not charge for any polls as we are not open to being contracted by third parties at this stage - we are not a trading business and do so cannot be contracted for market research services and do not sell results.
You can read results of many of our polls on our website. See the section ‘What Gibraltar Says’ on our website.
When you complete a survey you may be entered into a prize draw.The prize can include cash prizes, vouchers for a particular shop or restaurant in Gibraltar or a product such as an ipad. See our terms and conditions for more info.
Absolutely not. We will never give, rent or sell your e-mail or other personal data to any third parties. We want to hear what you say, not tell you what others say!
No, membership is free
In order to withdraw consent you must send a letter to 293 Main Street stating your membership number and year of birth expressing your wish to be removed from the Your Say database. Please do not state your name or sign this letter. Also please do not email us this request. In doing so, you are able to retain your anonymity.
Once you have confirmed your email account, you will recieve a second email with:
1) Your membership number
2) Link to the your first profiling survey (COMPLETE IT PLEASE)
More information: The back end of our system automatically issues you with a membership number which is emailed to you(Pl ease make sure to check your spam / junk box). This membership number is only known to YOU and allows us to keep your answers to any future surveys anonymous.
This same membership email, will also contain a link to your first profiling survey. Here we will ask you for some personal information, enough to put you within a demographic of the community but never enough to identify who you are. For more in depth detail on what we do and how we do it see our FAQ’s
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