The findings from this survey show strong support among AARP members in South Dakota for state legislation creating a "do not call" list to keep telemarketers from phoning them. Specifically, the survey found...
- 81 percent of South Dakota members strongly and another 13 percent somewhat supporting such legislation
- 44 percent of members strongly opposed and 14 percent somewhat opposed to permitting solicitations from companies with whom consumers have an existing business relationship if their name is on a "do not call" list
- 61 percent of members saying they are very likely to take advantage of a "do not call" law by placing their names on the statewide list and 19 percent reporting that they are somewhat likely to do so.
This random mail survey of 1,377 AARP members in South Dakota was conducted in June 2002. Mildred DePallo, Ph.D., prepared the report. For more information about the study, please, contact Anita Stowell-Ritter at 202/434-6205.