I agree. The survey was particularly bad. Going from memory, I also seem to remember that the next set of questions then was skewed toward a rapier-only peerage.
I'm always hoping for a lack of purposeful nastiness. What's that law about malice vs. stupidity (Elasait, I associate it with you for some reason?). You have to work really HARD to have a semblance of balance in a survey, and even then, the cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Once you're looking for answers to a certain question, you're already biased. What you call the survey can bias your audience, etc.
My favorite anecdote about surveys -- surveying cover images for a magazine. We were trying not to bias our "readers" (aka, people who had opted in on the web to take our surveys) toward an image based on the headlines (e.g., "Those are goats, but the headline says carrots, so I chose the carrot cover"). We tried putting gibberish in the headlines and included a line in each question that specified that we were using gibberish. The responses? "Speak English! This is America!" :)
I've learned a lot about surveys since then. :)