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Spotify Video Survey: New Features Unlikely to Draw Many New Users | AYTM

Spotify Video Survey: New Features Unlikely to Draw Many New Users | AYTM

Spotify added a few new features this week. The music streaming company added video and podcast content to its offerings. And it also added a feature that would select music based on the tempo of the user’s movements, aimed specifically at those who listen to Spotify while running. So how many are interested in these new features? And could it impact Spotify’s user base?

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Flying Cars Survey: Consumers Worried About Safety, Affordability

Flying Cars Survey: Consumers Worried About Safety, Affordability

A growing number of transportation companies are working to make flying cars a reality. Though they might not look exactly like what you expected after growing up seeing flying cars in movies and TV shows like The Jetsons, the small plane type vehicles could be available to consumers within just a few years. So how many are interested in owning their very own flying cars?

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Health and Fitness Survey: Workplace Initiatives Could Improve Productivity

Health and Fitness Survey: Workplace Initiatives Could Improve Productivity

Today is National Employee Health and Fitness Day, a holiday meant to encourage workplaces around the country to consider the health and fitness of their workers. Some businesses have gone as far as to offer gyms or gym memberships to employees so that they have the opportunity to exercise regularly. How many employees have experienced these health initiatives and how many think they would be beneficial?

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Museums Survey: Visitors Prefer Art and Science Museums

Museums Survey: Visitors Prefer Art and Science Museums

Today is National Museum Day, a day aimed at calling attention to all of the country’s great museums. There are several different types of museums in cities throughout the country that people can enjoy today and throughout the rest of the year. So how often do people take advantage of these museums? And which ones are their favorites to visit?

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Reese’s Survey: Traditional Peanut Butter Cups Still the Favorite

Reese’s Survey: Traditional Peanut Butter Cups Still the Favorite

Reese’s peanut butter cups have been a favorite of candy lovers everywhere for decades. Over the years, the brand has even introduced different variations of the product, from holiday inspired shapes to Reese’s Pieces. In honor of I Love Reese’s Day, which just so happens to be today, we asked people about their favorite types of Reese’s candy, as well as how the brand stacks up to other major candies.

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Pizza Party Survey: Large Chains Rule the Pizza Market

Pizza Party Survey: Large Chains Rule the Pizza Market

Today is National Pizza Party Day. So if you weren’t already planning on it, it could be the perfect day to head to your favorite local pizzeria or throw some of your own pizza in the oven. Pizza is certainly considered to be a favorite food group among many Americans. So what types of pizza would they most like to enjoy at their next pizza party?

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Biking Survey: Few Use Bikes to Commute to Work

Biking Survey: Few Use Bikes to Commute to Work

It’s National Bike to Work Week. So for this week, and basically whenever possible, you’re encouraged to try and get to work via bicycle. Biking offers a lot of different benefits, from helping the environment to being good exercise. But it can also be a pretty cost effective way of getting from place to place. So how many people plan to bike to work this week? And how many might do so in the future?

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Craft Beer Survey: Large Companies Still Dominate Beer Market

Craft Beer Survey: Large Companies Still Dominate Beer Market

It’s American Craft Beer Week. Craft beer has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially as more independent breweries have popped up around the country. But how many people actually enjoy craft beer regularly? And what are their favorite types to enjoy?

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Food Allergies Survey: Offering Alternative Options Likely to Help Businesses

Food Allergies Survey: Offering Alternative Options Likely to Help Businesses

It’s currently Food Allergy Awareness Week, a time designated to call attention to food allergies and the effects they can have on people. Some food retailers and restaurants have adjusted some of their offerings in order to accommodate people who suffer from food allergies. But are they doing enough? And which companies do a good job of offering options for people with food allergies?

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Powerwall Survey: Most Homeowners Interested in Lower Energy Bills

Powerwall Survey: Most Homeowners Interested in Lower Energy Bills

Electric automobile manufacturer Tesla recently announced a new home battery system that it’s calling the Powerwall. The battery would allow homeowners to save money on energy costs over the long run while also helping the environment by creating a more sustainable system of powering home functions. The battery has already gained a lot of attention and customers are lining up to buy their own. How many are interested in buying the Powerwall energy system down the line?

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Mother’s Day Survey: Sales and Promotions Unlikely to Influence Gift Buyers

Mother’s Day Survey: Sales and Promotions Unlikely to Influence Gift Buyers

This weekend, families around the country will celebrate Mother’s Day. That means that a lot of people are heading out to stores or searching online for gifts. And even more are expected to patronize local restaurants and other types of businesses on Sunday. So how many people are planning on celebrating Mother’s Day this year? And what types of businesses are they likely to patronize?

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Privacy Survey: Amazon, Google Named Top Brands for Protecting Users’ Online Data

Privacy Survey: Amazon, Google Named Top Brands for Protecting Users’ Online Data

It’s currently Choose Privacy Week, an annual event started by the American Library Association. It aims to call attention to the many different privacy issues in today’s technologically advanced world. Online privacy has been a hot topic throughout the last several years. And these issues can certainly have a big impact on online companies as well. So what do people think about online privacy issues?

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Diet Survey: Dieters Not Likely to Feel Any Healthier

Diet Survey: Dieters Not Likely to Feel Any Healthier

Today is No Diet Day, a day that encourages dieters to take a break and appreciate the bodies they have. While some diets might work well for people, others believe that simply trying to live a healthy lifestyle is a better choice. So how many are currently using official diet plans? And how do they compare to people who just generally try to eat healthier when possible?

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Royal Baby Survey: People Generally Happy With Baby’s Name

Royal Baby Survey: People Generally Happy With Baby’s Name

Prince William and Kate Middleton just introduced the newest member of England’s Royal Family this week. The Royal Baby, who has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is now part of a family that has captured the attention of people around the world for generations. So how many people have been following news about the Royal Baby and the Royal Family in general? And what would they have chosen as the baby’s name?

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Tipping Survey: Cashless Tips Becoming More Necessary

Tipping Survey: Cashless Tips Becoming More Necessary

Tipping has long been considered an important custom at restaurants, salons, and plenty of other service-based businesses. But in recent years, tipping has become a little more difficult for some people who don’t always keep cash on them. So there have been a few businesses like DipJar that have come up with high-tech solutions to this problem. How many are interested in these electronic tipping options? And just how prevalent is this sort of tipping?

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Microsoft Edge Survey: New Browser Could Attract More Users

Microsoft Edge Survey: New Browser Could Attract More Users

Upon the release of Windows 10, Microsoft users will have a new browser option. The company is replacing its Internet Explorer browser, which has been a mainstay in the browser world even though it has drawn criticism in recent years, in favor of a new option called Microsoft Edge. So how many people are interested in using the new browser? And what are their opinions about their current browser options?

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Honesty Survey: Customers More Likely to Support Honest Brands

Honesty Survey: Customers More Likely to Support Honest Brands

Honesty has long been considered a positive trait. As kids, we’re encouraged to always tell the truth. And for the most part that is a good rule to live by throughout all seasons of life. But is there such a thing as too much honesty, either for people or for the brands we support? Can honesty have an impact on whether people choose to do business with certain companies? We asked a panel of consumers in honor of National Honesty Day.

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Dance Survey: Few Dance Regularly, Though They Recognize Benefits

Dance Survey: Few Dance Regularly, Though They Recognize Benefits

Today is International Dance Day, a holiday that celebrates dancing in its various forms, from artistic expression to those intended for exercise. Dancing has been a huge part of life for many people in a variety of different societies. So what are the general feelings toward dancing? And what are the most prominent types currently?

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Contributor by Google Survey: Most Aren’t Bothered by Online Ads

Contributor by Google Survey: Most Aren’t Bothered by Online Ads

Google has recently expanded its Contributor by Google program, which allows some internet users to pay a small monthly fee to view fewer Google ads. Those fees will then go both to Google and to some of the websites that host Google ads. So just how many are interested in paying to get rid of some online ads?

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Diet Pepsi Survey: New Sweeteners Could Entice Customers

Diet Pepsi Survey: New Sweeteners Could Entice Customers

Diet Pepsi is ditching one of its main ingredients. The soda giant is getting rid of the aspartame that it has long used to sweeten the beverage. It will instead use other artificial sweeteners in the hopes of correcting some falling sales and health concerns that consumers have about aspartame. So what do people think about the switch and about diet sodas in general?

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Mobile Websites Survey: Mobile Friendly Sites Important to Users

Mobile Websites Survey: Mobile Friendly Sites Important to Users

This week, Google changed its search algorithm so that mobile friendly websites are ranked higher when users search on their smartphones. The change is in accordance with the increasing number of mobile internet users and the importance of websites that are easy to read and navigate on those devices. So how often do people access the internet on their mobile devices? And how important are mobile websites to them?

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Take Your Child to Work Day Survey: Children Can Benefit from Visiting Workplaces

Take Your Child to Work Day Survey: Children Can Benefit from Visiting Workplaces

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sometimes known as Take Your Child to Work Day, is an annual day where parents can bring their children to their workplaces and teach them a bit about different potential careers. It hasn’t been an official holiday for long, so some have yet to take advantage of it. Do people think that Take Our Daughters and Sons Day can be beneficial? And how many plan to participate this year?

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Earth Day Survey: Consumers Like Supporting Eco Friendly Brands

Earth Day Survey: Consumers Like Supporting Eco Friendly Brands

Today is Earth Day, an annual holiday intended to remind people to be kind to the environment. Some choose to celebrate the holiday by recycling or taking part in other kinds of eco-friendly activities. And others try to be as environmentally conscious as possible during the rest of the year as well. So how big of an impact does Earth Day have on people’s habits? And how many try to be eco-friendly during the rest of the year as well?

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Consumer Confidence Survey: Economic Recovery Remains On Track

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economic Recovery Remains On Track

By many accounts, the economy is slowly making improvements. But actual economic improvements don’t always lead to increased consumer confidence, at least not right away. And that consumer confidence can make a big difference to businesses that might be relying on people to make large purchases with their disposable income. So how would actual consumers describe their confidence levels? And are the optimistic about future improvements.

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Star Wars Survey: Fans Have High Expectations for New Film

Star Wars Survey: Fans Have High Expectations for New Film

Last week, the internet was abuzz thanks to a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. The much loved franchise still has an incredibly loyal fanbase even after what many consider to be a disappointing set of prequels. But with some members of the original cast returning for the latest installment, expectations seem to be higher for the next film. So how many plan to go see the new Star Wars movie when it is released in theaters? And what are their expectations for it?

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