BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR May 2013

Healthy Eating Survey: More Than Half Satisfied With Health Food Options

Healthy Eating Survey: More Than Half Satisfied With Health Food Options

America’s obesity problem has been prevalent for years. And food and beverage companies have often been seen as part of the problem. But some companies recently informed the government of some changes they are making, cutting out large portions and certain high-calorie options. Are Americans noticing any difference? And how many are aiming for a healthy eating lifestyle?

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Green Companies Survey: Half Consider Environmental Policies When Making Purchases

Green Companies Survey: Half Consider Environmental Policies When Making Purchases

The environment has been a major issue in America for many years. Some businesses have attempted to do their part by creating eco-friendly products and having ethical policies. Do consumers notice when companies go the extra mile to protect the environment? And are they any more likely to support green companies?

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Bicycling Survey: Most Riders Feel Their Community is Bike Friendly

Bicycling Survey: Most Riders Feel Their Community is Bike Friendly

Google Maps recently unveiled a new bicycling directions feature for some countries in Europe. This allows cyclists to find routes that include bike lanes and avoid busy streets. Bicycling has become even more popular in recent years because of environmental and healthy living factors. How many Americans ride bikes regularly, and how do they feel about bicycle conditions in their community?

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Hulu Survey: Hulu Most Popular for Basic Online Video Streaming

Hulu Survey: Hulu Most Popular for Basic Online Video Streaming

Video streaming service Hulu is up for sale, and many large companies, including Yahoo, have expressed interest. Hulu has been popular for video streaming for years, with both its basic site and premium service Hulu Plus. How many consumers currently utilize Hulu’s services? And how has video streaming impacted their other activities?

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Memorial Day Travel Survey: Just Over Half Have Ever Traveled for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Travel Survey: Just Over Half Have Ever Traveled for Memorial Day Weekend

Early reports showed that Memorial Day travel was expected to decrease this year, partially because of gas prices and similar fees. But how many Americans are traveling this year compared with previous years? And are there other factors that might impact travel plans?

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Responsive Web Design Survey: Most Mobile Users Visit Mobile Friendly Websites

Responsive Web Design Survey: Most Mobile Users Visit Mobile Friendly Websites

Due to the sheer amount of Americans who use mobile devices to visit websites, it’s almost a necessity for companies to build mobile friendly websites or apps. Many of these companies have embraced responsive web design, a concept that allows sites to automatically change based on the size of the device being used. What do consumers think about such websites?

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Xbox One Survey: Nearly Half Potentially Interested in New Gaming Console

Xbox One Survey: Nearly Half Potentially Interested in New Gaming Console

Microsoft just announced a brand new gaming console called Xbox One. The Xbox 360 was released about eight years ago, and has become one of the most popular gaming consoles available. Are current Xbox owners happy with their console? And how many are interested in the new Xbox One?

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Native Advertising Survey: Very Few Know of Native Advertising Concept

Native Advertising Survey: Very Few Know of Native Advertising Concept

Native advertising has been talked about in the marketing world for years, but many people still can’t seem to agree on what it actually is. Native advertising is supposed to be a paid ad that gives some kind of valuable content to readers or consumers that fits in with the publication, website, or other venue where it appears. But there are so many different types of ads that somewhat fit into that category. Do consumers understand the concept of native advertising? And are they more likely to notice native ads?

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Tumblr Survey: Most Users Neutral or Undecided About Yahoo Acquisition

Tumblr Survey: Most Users Neutral or Undecided About Yahoo Acquisition

Yahoo just announced its acquisition of the blogging site Tumblr. This is the biggest purchase since Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s CEO last year. What do Tumblr users think about the site being taken over by Yahoo? And how do people feel about Yahoo and Tumblr in general?

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Summer Travel Survey: Gas Prices Still Keeping Some From Traveling

Summer Travel Survey: Gas Prices Still Keeping Some From Traveling

With a holiday weekend just around the corner, many Americans are shoring up their summer travel plans. For many families, the process of planning vacations has changed in recent years, due to technology and travel sites like Travelocity, but also because of rising gas prices and related fees. How are these factors impacting summer travel plans?

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YouTube Series Survey: Not Many YouTube Viewers Have Favorite Channels

YouTube Series Survey: Not Many YouTube Viewers Have Favorite Channels

A scripted YouTube sitcom called MyMusic just signed on for its second season. Though having traditional sitcoms and shows take place on YouTube is a relatively new concept, the site is trying to promote its official channels with new types of content. So there could potentially be more YouTube series premiering in the future. Are consumers interested in that possibility?

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Twitter Video Survey: Video Viewers More Likely to Notice Twitter Ads

Twitter Video Survey: Video Viewers More Likely to Notice Twitter Ads

ESPN just announced an expanded partnership with Twitter to post videos of sports clips and highlights on the site. These videos present additional revenue opportunities for Twitter, which can run video ads within expanded tweets. How many Twitter users have watched video clips on the site? And how effective might these ads turn out to be?

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Internet Use Survey: Vast Majority Spend At Least Five Hours Online Per Day

Internet Use Survey: Vast Majority Spend At Least Five Hours Online Per Day

Americans are becoming increasingly connected to the internet, through both personal computers and a number of different mobile devices. How many hours per day do Americans spend online? And in what situations do they insist on staying connected?

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Summer Jobs Survey: Most Have Had Seasonal Jobs in the Past

Summer Jobs Survey: Most Have Had Seasonal Jobs in the Past

It’s the time of year when many Americans begin looking for seasonal employment for the summer months. Whether they’re students, teachers, or just looking to make some extra money while working outdoors for a few months, summer jobs have been popular for years. How many Americans are looking for summer jobs this year? And how many have done so in the past?

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Local Search Survey: Search Engines Still Most Popular Source for Information

Local Search Survey: Search Engines Still Most Popular Source for Information

Social media platforms like Facebook and Foursquare are trying to get more into the local search market. Local businesses have the ability to set up a presence on these sites, allowing for increased discoverability. But many consumers still turn to more traditional search methods like Google and Yelp before looking for local businesses on such social platforms. How would consumers describe their local search habits? And have many of them used social platforms to find local businesses?

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Cable Channels Survey: Individual Channel Options Could Lead to More Customers

Cable Channels Survey: Individual Channel Options Could Lead to More Customers

Congress is again considering taking action in the cable channels market. Currently, cable providers only offer channels in large bundles and packages, but some argue that they should have to offer channels individually. Would the option to add individual channels be beneficial for cable customers? And would it entice any new consumers to buy cable TV service?

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Seasonal Allergies Survey: Symptoms Can Impact Plans and Activities

Seasonal Allergies Survey: Symptoms Can Impact Plans and Activities

Springtime for many Americans means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and outdoor activities. But for others, it’s known as allergy season. Seasonal allergies can be incredibly bothersome and even keep some people from enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. How many Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, and in what ways do allergies impact their everyday lives?

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Paycheck Cycles Survey: Paychecks Impact When Most Americans Can Shop

Paycheck Cycles Survey: Paychecks Impact When Most Americans Can Shop

The amount of American workers who are living “paycheck to paycheck” has risen in recent years due to the economy and the tough job market. Those hardships have also led to difficulties for businesses, since those Americans have to cut down on their purchases and can only shop once they’ve received their most recent paycheck. How many Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck, and how does it impact their purchasing behaviors?

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Civil Liberties Survey: Americans Very Concerned With Privacy Issues

Civil Liberties Survey: Americans Very Concerned With Privacy Issues

After the recent bombings in Boston, some high-level government officials made comments that have some Americans worried about their privacy and civil liberties. The comments dealt with the government’s access to phone conversations and other types of digital communication. What do Americans think about the anti-terrorism policies that might impact privacy and civil liberties? Which issue do they feel is more important?

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Online Video Ads Survey: TV Commercials Still Considered More Effective

Online Video Ads Survey: TV Commercials Still Considered More Effective

The prevalence of online video ads has risen in recent years, with many sites like YouTube hosting short commercials before each video. TV commercials are a more traditional form of advertising, but are online video ads catching up in terms of popularity and effectiveness? How many viewers pay attention to each type of ad?

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Google Fiber Survey: Faster Internet is more desired than futuristic Self-Driving cars and Google Glasses

Google Fiber Survey: Faster Internet is more desired than futuristic Self-Driving cars and Google Glasses

Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband internet network in select cities across the country. A recent Launch blog post“Google’s Fiber Takeover Plan Expands: Will Kill Cable & Carriers” by Jason Calacanis, explained the importance of Fiber and how huge of an impact it could have on American cities and the industry.

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Consumer Confidence Survey: Economic Opinions Improving Slightly

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economic Opinions Improving Slightly

The economy is a constant issue for many Americans. Consumer confidence and people’s opinions about the economy can have a big impact on their buying decisions. So what do people think about the current state of the economy and the direction it is heading? And has consumer confidence changed at all over the past year?

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Internet Shorthand Survey: Few Use Abbreviations in Professional Emails

Internet Shorthand Survey: Few Use Abbreviations in Professional Emails

The prevalence of internet shorthand and abbreviations such as “lol” has become a big part of pop culture and everyday conversations. Some people have even used such acronyms and abbreviations in professional emails and communications. Does internet shorthand impact opinions when used in a professional setting? And how many people use such abbreviations on an everyday basis?

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Mobile Shopping Survey: Almost Half Have Made Purchases Using Mobile Devices

Mobile Shopping Survey: Almost Half Have Made Purchases Using Mobile Devices

There are mobile apps available for just about everything. Even within the shopping category, there are apps for coupons, browsing, making purchases, and receiving updates about local deals. How many consumers actually take advantage of these apps? And how many have used their phones for shopping purposes?

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New: Export to PowerPoint

Now you can export your statistics page to PowerPoint in seconds!

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