ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.
Netflix Subscribers Survey: Most Popular Streaming Service Likely to Continue Growth

Netflix Subscribers Survey: Most Popular Streaming Service Likely to Continue Growth

Netflix subscribers have increased by huge numbers in recent years. In fact, the company’s stock shares just hit the $500 mark. And analysts are predicting even more growth. Currently, Netflix is just one of the video streaming services available, but it seems to be the one that users watch and talk about the most. So how do Netflix subscribers stack up to subscribers of other streaming services in terms of satisfaction? And how many are likely to continue subscribing in the future?

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Emoji Update Survey: Most Happy with New Emoji Selection

Emoji Update Survey: Most Happy with New Emoji Selection

Earlier this month, iPhone users got some surprise additions along with the latest iOS update – new emoji characters. The new group features a set of more diverse characters, along with a few others like new flags. Many people have praised Apple for adding the more diverse assortment of characters, so that people of different backgrounds can choose from emojis that might actually sort of look like them. How important do people think this type of diversity is? And what sorts of emoji characters are they hoping for with the next update?

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Income Tax Survey: Most Refunds Going to Bills, Savings

Income Tax Survey: Most Refunds Going to Bills, Savings

Every April 15, people around the country rush to file their annual income tax returns. For many people, those returns lead to tax refunds. And for many businesses, those refunds lead to extra sales. So what types of things are people most likely to spend their income tax refunds on this year? And do all those tax season special promotions have any impact on people’s buying decisions?

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Ad-Free YouTube Survey: Few Interested in Paying to Avoid Ads

Ad-Free YouTube Survey: Few Interested in Paying to Avoid Ads

YouTube is reportedly considering an option that would allow some users to pay a monthly fee to access YouTube videos with no advertisements. The video ads, which play before select YouTube videos, have become more prevalent in recent years. And some might consider paying a small fee to do away with them. How many would be interested in this new option?

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Scrabble Survey: Monopoly, Scrabble Named America’s Favorite Board Games

Scrabble Survey: Monopoly, Scrabble Named America’s Favorite Board Games

Scrabble is a classic board game that mixes vocabulary and problem solving and even some math. It has been a favorite of many Americans for years, so much so that today has even been designated as Scrabble Day. So how many people enjoy playing Scrabble on a regular basis? And how does it stack up against other games?

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Pet Owners Survey: More Likely to Adopt from Shelters in the Future

Pet Owners Survey: More Likely to Adopt from Shelters in the Future

Today is National ASPCA Day. The organization was founded on this day in 1866. The ASPCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals from cruelty and helping them find good homes. For that reason, the organization encourages people to adopt pets from shelters. So how many current pet owners have rescued their animals from shelters as opposed to other methods? And how many are likely to do so in the future?

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Grilled Cheese Survey: Kraft American Cheese is a Standout Favorite

Grilled Cheese Survey: Kraft American Cheese is a Standout Favorite

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite lunch food for many Americans. In fact, this month is dedicated to celebrating the food item; April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. So how many people enjoy eating grilled cheese sandwiches regularly? And what are their favorite types of cheese and other ingredients to include on their sandwiches?

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Driverless Cars Survey: Price and Safety Both Concerning Consumers

Driverless Cars Survey: Price and Safety Both Concerning Consumers

Tech companies like Google and Apple are working on making the possibility of owning driverless cars a reality for consumers. Google has even stated publicly that it would like to bring driverless cars to the road within the next few years. But plenty of consumers still have safety concerns about the vehicles. How many would even consider owning or riding in self-driving cars early on?

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Metric System Survey: Few Would Support US Changing Systems

Metric System Survey: Few Would Support US Changing Systems

The Metric System still hasn’t been widely adopted in the US. But some continue to work toward getting people used to the system, since the measurements and conversions tend to be a bit easier than the Standard English system. In fact, today is Metric System Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of the Metric System. So how many currently use the Metric System on a regular basis? And what do they think about the potential of changing over?

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Hostess Twinkies Survey: Bankruptcy May Continue to Impact Sales

Hostess Twinkies Survey: Bankruptcy May Continue to Impact Sales

Today, Americans celebrate National Hostess Twinkie Day. After Hostess’s bankruptcy a few years ago, the iconic American snack became unavailable for several months. But the treats are again available for sale under the Hostess name. So how many people continue to buy Hostess Twinkies? And has their popularity been impacted at all by Hostess’s bankruptcy?

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Twitter Profile Ads Survey: Users Split Over New Ads

Twitter Profile Ads Survey: Users Split Over New Ads

Twitter recently started testing a new advertising feature. The social platform will begin displaying ads directly on users’ profile pages. The ads, which will include suggested tweets, will appear a few tweets down on profile pages and will be clearly marked as ads. But some users are still concerned that the ads could distract or confuse other users. So how might these new ads impact Twitter users?

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Survey: Jif, Smucker’s Named Favorite Brands

Peanut Butter and Jelly Survey: Jif, Smucker’s Named Favorite Brands

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, a holiday that recognizes a classic American sandwich. People have been enjoying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for decades. But everyone’s idea of the perfect pb&j might be a bit different. What are people’s favorite types of peanut butter and jelly? And how often do they enjoy these classic sandwiches?

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April Fools’ Day Survey: Google Pranks Considered Favorites

April Fools’ Day Survey: Google Pranks Considered Favorites

Today is April Fools’ Day, a day that people celebrate by playing pranks and jokes on their friends, co-workers and family members. Pranks can range from simple jokes to misplaced or hidden items, or even to scary pranks. How many people plan to participate in April Fools’ Day this year compared with previous years? And what are their favorite ways to celebrate?

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Facebook On This Day Survey: Some Users Interested in Seeing Old Posts

Facebook On This Day Survey: Some Users Interested in Seeing Old Posts

This week, Facebook unveiled a new feature that shows users some of their posts on the site from the same day in past years. So if you log onto the site on March 31, it might show you a photo that you posted on March 31 last year or several years ago. So how many are interested in the new Facebook On This Day feature? Or are many people already using similar apps or services?

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Kraft Heinz Merger Survey: Customers Expecting Innovative New Products

Kraft Heinz Merger Survey: Customers Expecting Innovative New Products

Kraft and Heinz made headlines last week when the two companies announced that they would merge to form one Kraft Heinz brand. The two companies already offer a huge variety of food products. But together, they’ll make up one of the largest food suppliers in the country. So what do people think about the Kraft Heinz merger? And what are some of the things they expect from the new company?

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Meerkat Survey: More Likely to Watch Live Streams Than Create Them

Meerkat Survey: More Likely to Watch Live Streams Than Create Them

There’s a new social app in town. Meerkat is a live streaming video app that works closely with Twitter. Users can live stream video content and share it with their followers on the app and on Twitter. Live streaming has grown in recent years, but hasn’t ever really taken off to the extent of other social media functions. Could Meerkat change all that?

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Purple Day Survey: Personal Connections Likely to Increase Participation

Purple Day Survey: Personal Connections Likely to Increase Participation

Each year, people are encouraged to wear purple articles of clothing on March 26 to raise awareness about epilepsy. Some organizations and individuals even host local events to help spread the word about epilepsy’s impact on people around the world. So how many have heard of this grassroots effort? And how many are likely to participate this year and in the future?

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Waffles Survey: Many People Prefer Homemade Waffles

Waffles Survey: Many People Prefer Homemade Waffles

March 25 is known as Waffle Day in some parts of the world. That means that plenty of people will be enjoying their own today. But with so many other popular breakfast foods to choose from, waffles can sometimes take a backseat. So how many people enjoy them on a regular basis? And how do they stack up against other breakfast foods?

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Caffeine Survey: Most Are Comfortable with Caffeine Intake

Caffeine Survey: Most Are Comfortable with Caffeine Intake

Caffeine is part of many daily routines. Whether it’s a morning cup of coffee or some cans of soda throughout the day, caffeinated beverages can help people stay awake and alert. But that doesn’t mean the substance is without its drawbacks. In moderation, it can be fine to consume, but plenty of people consume caffeine a bit more often than they should. That’s why March is known as Caffeine Awareness Month, to call attention to some alternatives that might be healthier. So how many people consume caffeine on a regular basis? And have they ever considered alternatives?

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Credit Education Survey: Schools, Banks Could Provide More Information

Credit Education Survey: Schools, Banks Could Provide More Information

March is Credit Education Month. That means it’s a time for financial institutions to provide information and guidance about the proper ways to use credit and manage finances. Credit and loans can be tricky for some consumers. But there are some tools both online and off for learning about credit and how to use it wisely. So how many people feel confident with their credit knowledge? And how many would like to see more credit education from various sources?

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Nintendo Mobile Survey: Current Gamers Likely to Try New Nintendo Games

Nintendo Mobile Survey: Current Gamers Likely to Try New Nintendo Games

Nintendo is working on creating a new series of mobile games that include its classic Super Mario characters. Mobile gaming has drastically increased in popularity in recent years. But Nintendo has stayed away from creating smartphone games until this point in favor of games for its own dedicated mobile gaming devices. So how might this new mobile game affect Nintendo? And how many people are interested in playing it?

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Worker Satisfaction Survey: Pay, Benefits Most Important to Employees

Worker Satisfaction Survey: Pay, Benefits Most Important to Employees

Today is Companies That Care Day, an annual holiday aimed at celebrating companies that provide a positive work experience for their employees and encouraging more companies to do the same. There are many different factors that can contribute to overall worker satisfaction. So how do the majority of employees feel about how they are treated in the workplace?

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March Madness Survey: Fewer People Filling Out Brackets This Year

March Madness Survey: Fewer People Filling Out Brackets This Year

Today marks the beginning of the annual March Madness tournament, where college basketball fans and others tune in to see which teams will make it to which rounds. Some people even create their own brackets to guess the winners of each match-up. So how many people are participating in March Madness this year compared to previous years?

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St. Patrick’s Day Survey: About Half Plan to Wear Green Today

St. Patrick’s Day Survey: About Half Plan to Wear Green Today

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, an annual holiday where people celebrate the Irish culture. People tend to celebrate the holiday in a variety of different ways, from large parades to small get-togethers. So just how many plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? And what are the most common ways to celebration?

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Selfie Survey: “No Selfie Day” Could Be a Welcome Change

Selfie Survey: “No Selfie Day” Could Be a Welcome Change

Self-portraits have been around for years, but the term “selfie” just started gaining notoriety in recent years. For the most part, they are photos that people take of themselves with cameras or cell phones. And people often post them online or on social media platforms as well. But some people have argued that taking these photos regularly isn’t the healthiest activity. Today has even been designated as “No Selfie Day” to encourage people to take a break from the constant self-portraits. So what do people think of these photos and the impact they can have on self-esteem?

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