Have you ever taken an online quiz or poll? Dive into the inquisitive world of polls and surveys where pollsters seek representative samples and post results that shape major decisions. Backtrack into history to watch the first political poll in action. Learn what's on a pollster's daily checklist. With this informative title, you'll examine the individual quirks of polls and surveys--and their impact on our day-to-day lives. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(c) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text.