My question is for Jun, but anyone who is experienced in statistical data might lend an opinion as well. I was reading the various poll results and I found it interesting that on this forum (thus far) the larger number of folks who practiced Aikido did so in an Aikikai dojo (54%) out of 618 votes. Then I looked at how many people believe in Ki. Out of 536 votes, 92% believed in Ki.
Does this mean that the majority of people who train in Aikikai believe in Ki even though it is not necessarily taught in the dojo? Or, can a person vote more than once, thus throwing off the poll? Or, do the majority of folks on this forum believe in the existence of Ki whether they train in Aikido or not?
Is there another way these polls can be compiled?