Every day I receive email messages asking me to complete surveys online. They are all politically progressive and cover a great variety of subjects—Republican vote suppression, vaccine mandates, support for President Biden, opposition to Post Master DeJoy and Trump’s crippling of the post office, statehood for the District of Columbia, and, most often, Donald Trump, his guilt in inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and the need to ban him from seeking election again. I dutifully fill them out and submit them. They nearly always ask for a contribution. I never contribute.
The surveys never stop flowing. Sometimes I get more than two dozen in a single day. Maybe responding to them does some good by expressing public opinion against, for example, Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
I wonder sometimes if the surveys are not really a disguised scheme for getting people to contribute money. Maybe so. But in hopes that they do some good, I’ll continue to fill them out.