Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 10. 1964.
A Salient survey conducted at the time of the first executive election has shown that there Is considerable ignorance about executive activities. On 675 computed forms, 214 students have indicated that they do not know enough about executive to say what sort of a job they thought they did.
Two hundred and sixty-three indicated, however, that they thought the last executive had done a reasonable job, whilst sixty-nine considered them to have done a bad job and eighty-one felt they had done a good job. Thirty-two respondents were not interested, and sixteen did not complete the form correctly.
The survey was aimed at acertaining student voting behaviour, their opinion on the question of whether executive should speak out on public Issues, where students live and want to live and the amount students paid for books. The results, which are still being processed, will be given in a later issue of Salient.
In the future Salient proposes making more opinion surveys. In this way it will be possible to see just what students think of particular issues, of actions of the executive. It will be possible to contrast student view's with those of other groups in the community; in short to see what public opinion Is saying.
Anyone who has any suggestions on particular topics worth tackling is Invited to let Salient know. Anyone interested in working in this field-doing Interviews, analysing information, and so forth is welcome to assist.