At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.
You read that correctly: In any attempted poll or survey, only 9% of attempted contacts come back with an actual response.
That means 91% of sampled households are NOT having their opinions recorded by pollsters.
… 53% of Americans actively refuse to answer poll questions.
Interesting. I wonder what this means in terms of polling accuracy? I don’t know enough about statistics to know if you can still get an accurate statistical sample, if enough people are actively refusing to participate.