Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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What's it gonna be boy, yes or no?

I was watching a tv clip about kids in a debating club and some of the tough debate topics they must argue. That prompted me to go to a debating website and select 5 random questions contained below.

Although framed in a yes or no format, the real question in this poll is, if you were required to debate these questions, which side would you rather argue, or which side more closely conforms to your beliefs? For that reason, the questions do not have alternate answers like "it depends". Oh and five points off if you duck any of the questions. I know they're toughies, but pick a side. (No, you can't choose "let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning.") With that in mind, let the debate begin...


Poll #1002892 Debatabase

Is the economic development of developing countries more important than protecting the environment?

Yes
20(21.7%)
No
72(78.3%)

Should children under 14 be allowed to own and use mobile phones (cellphones)?

Yes
56(60.2%)
No
37(39.8%)

Should media companies and software producers be allowed to use Digital Rights Management technologies in order to protect their media from illegal use, duplication and reproduction?

Yes
50(55.6%)
No
40(44.4%)

Should evidence obtained through telephone, email or other forms of communication tapping be admissible as evidence by either side in any form of trial?

Yes
60(65.9%)
No
31(34.1%)

Has the global spread of the internet aided democratisation, increased freedom and reduced human rights abuses, or is it at best ineffective and at worst a weapon in the hands of repressive governments?

Aided democracy
59(71.1%)
Ineffective or a weapon of repression
24(28.9%)
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