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.
Prime Now Survey: Majority Interested in Quick Shipping Options

Prime Now Survey: Majority Interested in Quick Shipping Options

Amazon just announced an expansion of its Prime Now service, which offers customers in select cities options for one to two hour shipping on certain items. The service, which just expanded into Seattle and other Washington cities, even allows shoppers to purchase alcohol and have it delivered in that time frame. So how many shoppers are interested in the Prime Now shipping options?

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Facebook Video Survey: Facebook, YouTube Users Find Videos Differently

Facebook Video Survey: Facebook, YouTube Users Find Videos Differently

Facebook has been putting more of an emphasis on its video platform over the past several months. Some have even expressed concerns that the social media giant is becoming a viable competitor for video specific sites like YouTube. But while the videos that are appearing on people’s feeds might be getting a lot of views, people still seem to gravitate toward YouTube when searching for more specific types of content. So what do people think about the Facebook video platform as it stands now?

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Dogs Survey: Nearly All Future Owners Open to Rescuing

Dogs Survey: Nearly All Future Owners Open to Rescuing

Today is National Dog Day, a day created to celebrate man’s best friend while also calling attention to the large number of dogs in shelters around the country that are waiting to be adopted. Dogs have long been considered one of the most popular house pets. But there are currently several different ways for people to get dogs. So how many currently own kanine companions and how many would consider adopting from shelters in the future?

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Second-Hand Shopping Survey: Goodwill Named Top Second-Hand Store

Second-Hand Shopping Survey: Goodwill Named Top Second-Hand Store

The shopping experience has changed quite a bit in recent years. While some stores choose to focus solely on brand new items and expensive new features, others are choosing a different route. Second-hand and thrift stores have become increasingly popular, both because of the styles they offer and the often low prices that go along with them. And since today is National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day, plenty of second-hand shoppers are likely to head out to their favorite stores. So how many consumers enjoy second-hand shopping? And what are their favorite second-hand stores?

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Spotify Privacy Survey: Half Would Consider Leaving Due to Policy

Spotify Privacy Survey: Half Would Consider Leaving Due to Policy

Music streaming service Spotify has faced some recent criticism due to an update of its privacy policy, in which the company states that it can track user information such as location, photos and contacts, and even share that information with advertisers. The company responded to the criticism by claiming that this type of information can help them better tailor the experience to each indivudual user, and that it would reevaluate the policy. So how might such a policy impact the user base of a service like Spotify? How many feel that the policy would violate their privacy?

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Senior Discount Survey: Discounts Likely to Impact Buying Behavior

Senior Discount Survey: Discounts Likely to Impact Buying Behavior

Some people don’t like the idea of being a senior citizen. But the age qualification does have some perks. While there are some different definitions of what being a senior citizen actually means, plenty of different businesses and organizations offer discounts and other promotions to some of their more seasoned customers. So in honor of Senior Citizen’s Day, we asked people what they think about their favorite senior discounts and how those deals might impact their buying behavior.

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Radio Survey: Streaming Services Are Radio’s Closest Competition

Radio Survey: Streaming Services Are Radio’s Closest Competition

Today is National Radio Day. And although the radio is slightly less popular than it was years ago, due in part to new technology like streaming services and satellite radio, it’s still one of the most common ways for people to listen to music, sports and so many other types of programming. So how many people still listen to the radio on a regular basis? And what other types of media are the most prominent?

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Survey: Current Customers Excited About New Flavoring

Pumpkin Spice Latte Survey: Current Customers Excited About New Flavoring

Fall is just around the corner. And one of the things that goes along with fall is Starbucks’ pumkin spice latte. But this year, the drink is getting an upgrade. Starbucks just announced that it will make its pumpkin spice latte with real pumpkin instead of artificial flavor. So what do customers think about the change? And would they like other pumpkin items to follow suit?

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Aviation Survey: Southwest Named Favorite Airline

Aviation Survey: Southwest Named Favorite Airline

Flying on passenger airlines is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to travel long distances. But with security concerns, added fees and other changes in recent years, airlines have more factors to consider when it comes to making customers happy. So since it’s National Aviation Week, we asked passengers what they think of their favorite airlines (and least favorite ones). Which big names made the cut?

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Cupcakes Survey: Store Bought Mixes Popular Among Consumers

Cupcakes Survey: Store Bought Mixes Popular Among Consumers

August 17 is known as Cupcake Day. Cupcakes have long been considered one of America’s favorite desserts. And as recently as a few years ago, it was certainly one of the trendiest. But some other desserts, like doughnuts, have started taking over that title in recent years. So how many people still really enjoy eating cupcakes? And how do they stack up against other desserts?

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Online Groceries Survey: Customers Mainly Satisfied with Online Experience

Online Groceries Survey: Customers Mainly Satisfied with Online Experience

In recent years, online grocery shopping has increased in popularity thanks to sites like Peapod and Amazon Fresh. Since today is Shop Online for Groceries Day, we asked shoppers what they think about the online grocery shopping experience. How many have actually used online grocery shopping services? And how many are likely to do so in the future?

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Left Handers Survey: More Left Handed Products Would Be Welcomed

Left Handers Survey: More Left Handed Products Would Be Welcomed

August 13 is International Left Hander’s Day, a day for southpaws to show some left handed pride. But there are still some difficulties that left handers have to face sometimes. For instance, many products, from scissors and notebooks to car cupholders, are made mainly with right handers in mind. So what do people think about being left handed? And what are some of the common traits that people associate with southpaws?

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Vinyl Records Survey: Format Has Small But Loyal Fan Base

Vinyl Records Survey: Format Has Small But Loyal Fan Base

Vinyl records have enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in recent years. Even with all the new, technically advanced ways of listening to music, like mp3’s and streaming services, some people just like the feel and sound of vinyl records a bit more. There’s even a holiday dedicated to them, which happens to be today. So how many people enjoy listening to these records? And how do they compare to other forms of music?

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Sleep Survey: Most Have Experienced Adverse Effects from Lack of Sleep

Sleep Survey: Most Have Experienced Adverse Effects from Lack of Sleep

The amount of sleep people get can have a huge impact on everything from mood to productivity at work. While many health professionals recommend that people get eight to nine hours of sleep a night, it seems that very few people actually achieve that goal on a regular basis. So what do people think of the amount of sleep they get on an average night? And how many have experienced adverse effects due to a lack of sleep?

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Motorcycle Survey: Harley Davidson Named Top Brand

Motorcycle Survey: Harley Davidson Named Top Brand

This Week is National Motorcycle Week, a designation created to celebrate motorcycle riders and raise awareness for bike safety. Motorcycles have been around for years, and popular with some select groups. But there are still some safety concerns. So how many choose to ride motorcycles regularly? And how many are likely to do so in the future?

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Packaging Survey: Complicated Packages Can Impact Future Purchases

Packaging Survey: Complicated Packages Can Impact Future Purchases

Today is Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day. It’s a holiday that’s become much more relevant in recent years, especially with the increasing popularity of online shopping and some of the particularly preposterous packaging that accompanies those purchases. But can brands go a bit overboard with their packages? What do consumers think about the different methods used? And which brands do the best job of packaging their items?

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Instagram Ads Survey: Users Happy with Current Advertising Program

Instagram Ads Survey: Users Happy with Current Advertising Program

Popular photo sharing app Instagram recently announced some changes in terms of advertising on the platform. Instead of the few ads currently being shown on users’ feeds, Instagram will allow third parties to set up their own advertising campaigns to be posted on the app. The change could result in a more business-friendly platform. Or it could disengage some users. What to people think about Instagram ads in general? And how might the changes impact users?

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Back to School Shopping Survey: Sales Likely to Impact Buyers

Back to School Shopping Survey: Sales Likely to Impact Buyers

It’s the time of year when kids (and adults) around the country are preparing to go back to school. This usually means that their parents or other relatives are busy with back to school shopping. The popular shopping season has long been the subject of sales and promotions for everything from books and folders to clothing and dorm items. So how many plan to go back to school shopping this year? And what items are they likely to buy?

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Golf Survey: Putt Putt More Popular Than Regular Golf

Golf Survey: Putt Putt More Popular Than Regular Golf

In August, many Americans will celebrate National Golf Month by heading out to their favorite local courses. Golf has long been one of the country’s most popular summertime activities. And as such, it has attracted a lot of fans who both enjoy playing and watching golf. Some even travel to popular courses around the world to play or attend major events. So just how many people are fans of the game? And what are their favorite ways to celebrate National Golf Month?

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Wheat Survey: Gluten Based Foods Remain Popular

Wheat Survey: Gluten Based Foods Remain Popular

The last day of July means it’s the last day of National Wheat Month. Even though gluten-free foods have become increasingly popular in recent years, there are still plenty of popular food items that contain wheat. And plenty of consumers are still big fans of the food. So what do people think of wheat based foods? And what are their favorite items and brands?

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Paperback Books Survey: Very Few Have Ditched Traditional Books Completely

Paperback Books Survey: Very Few Have Ditched Traditional Books Completely

In recent years, traditional hardcover and paperback books have been up against some heavy competition. The rising popularity of e-readers has had a big impact on book stores and similar businesses. But there are plenty of readers who still appreciate the feel of actual books. So how many people prefer to buy paper books over e-books? And what are some of the most popular titles right now?

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Chicken Wings Survey: Barbecue Named Most Popular Flavor

Chicken Wings Survey: Barbecue Named Most Popular Flavor

When talking about all-American foods, one can’t leave chicken wings out of the conversation. And today happens to be National Chicken Wing Day. So how many people enjoy chicken wings and how often do they do so? Also, what are their favorite brands and sauces when it comes to chicken wings?

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YouTube Mobile Survey: Traditional Viewing Still More Popular

YouTube Mobile Survey: Traditional Viewing Still More Popular

Popular online video platform YouTube is putting a bigger focus on mobile. The Google-owned platform just announced an update to its mobile app. The changes, which include vertical viewing options, are aimed at making browsing, watching and even uploading your own videos easier for mobile users, since more and more users are using their mobile devices to access the platform. So how big of a deal are all of these changes?

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Parks and Recreation Survey: More Visit State Parks Regularly

Parks and Recreation Survey: More Visit State Parks Regularly

July is National Parks and Recreation Month. So it’s a time for people to celebrate and appreciate the different public parks and activities that are available around the country. From national parks to state and local ones, there are plenty of different options for people to enjoy throughout the summer and even the rest of the year. So how many people take advantage of these park options? And what are their favorites to visit?

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Drive-Thru Survey: Customers Appreciate Convenience Factor

Drive-Thru Survey: Customers Appreciate Convenience Factor

Fast food restaurants continue to gain popularity even while some consumers are focusing more and more on health and organic options. The convenience of drive-thrus in particular is something that keeps customers coming back to places like McDonald’s and Taco Bell again and again. Since today is National Drive-Thru day, we asked customers what they think about drive-thrus and fast food restaurants in general.

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