BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR July 2013

Fast Food Survey: Customers Mostly Satisfied With Healthy Options

Fast Food Survey: Customers Mostly Satisfied With Healthy Options

Fast food continues to be a huge part of American society, even through all of the health concerns that have come to light. But most customers are not patronizing these restaurants for their health benefits. So how do fast food customers rate their own healthy eating habits? And are they satisfied with the options available at fast food establishments?

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Google Chromecast Survey: Less Than Half Interested in New Product

Google Chromecast Survey: Less Than Half Interested in New Product

Google recently announced a new product called Chromecast that will allow users to listen to music and watch videos from sites like YouTube and Google Play on their HDTVs. The product costs $35 and connects directly to your TV. There are already some products available that can accomplish some of these things. But how many consumers might be interested in Google’s new product?

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Healthcare Survey: Americans Still Split Over Current Law

Healthcare Survey: Americans Still Split Over Current Law

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare or the Healthcare Reform Bill, is set to start making some more changes to the US healthcare system in the coming months. And Americans are split over whether that is a good or bad thing. Have opinions about the law changed at all since it was passed and later upheld by the Supreme Court?

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Jobs Survey: Less Than Half Think Market is Improving

Jobs Survey: Less Than Half Think Market is Improving

The economy has been the single most important issue for many Americans throughout the past several years. And under that umbrella, the job market and job creation have been of high concern. Do Americans feel that the job situation in their area is improving at all? And how do they think the President has handled the situation overall?

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Ad Free Facebook Survey: Very Few Would Prefer Paid Version of Facebook

Ad Free Facebook Survey: Very Few Would Prefer Paid Version of Facebook

Facebook ads have been around for years, but many users don’t find them particularly engaging. In fact, Twitter’s Biz Stone recently stated in a blog post that he thinks Facebook should offer a paid version without ads. Are users interested in an ad-free Facebook? And more importantly, would they pay for it?

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Royal Baby Survey: TV, Radio News Most Popular Place for Royal Updates

Royal Baby Survey: TV, Radio News Most Popular Place for Royal Updates

People around the world have been closely following updates about the Royal Baby since news broke that Kate Middleton went into labor earlier this week. Now, William and Kate have announced the birth of their baby boy. How many Americans were following Royal Baby updates? And how many are generally interested in the Royal Family?

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Netflix Originals Survey: Nearly Half of Users Have Watched Original Programming

Netflix Originals Survey: Nearly Half of Users Have Watched Original Programming

Netflix has released several original shows this year that are only available on the streaming service. Though it’s still a fairly new concept, some of these shows have received a lot of attention and viewers. And now, some of those shows have even received Emmy nominations. How many have watched Netflix originals? And how many might be interested in the future?

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Voice Recognition Survey: Ownership Increasing More Than Usership

Voice Recognition Survey: Ownership Increasing More Than Usership

Voice recognition technology has become much more prevalent in recent years, from smartphone features like Siri to hands free systems in newer vehicles. How many consumers use this type of technology often? And how satisfied are they with the usefulness of such features?

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Mobile Search Survey: Users Most Often Search Businesses by Name

Mobile Search Survey: Users Most Often Search Businesses by Name

As mobile devices become more prevalent, businesses have had to adapt their strategies. Dedicated mobile apps and inclusion on geolocational search apps has been crucial for helping consumers search for local businesses using their mobile devices. How many consumers look for local businesses using mobile devices? And how exactly do they search?

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Yahoo Survey: Not Many Opinions Have Changed Over the Past Year

Yahoo Survey: Not Many Opinions Have Changed Over the Past Year

It’s been a year since Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s CEO, in an attempt to revive the struggling brand. The company has made several changes and acquisitions in that relatively short time period. How do consumers feel about the Yahoo brand now compared with a year ago?

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News Apps Survey: Majority Read News on Their Mobile Devices

News Apps Survey: Majority Read News on Their Mobile Devices

The news industry has changed drastically over the past several years. Online publications have been gaining popularity while traditional print publications have been losing readers. Now, mobile technology is stepping in, and news apps are becoming prevalent for many news outlets. How many readers use dedicated news apps? And do they use mobile technology to read news in any other ways?

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Phone Upgrades Survey: Most Wait for New Contract to Upgrade Mobile Phones

Phone Upgrades Survey: Most Wait for New Contract to Upgrade Mobile Phones

T-mobile has recently unveiled a plan to allow users to upgrade their mobile phones up to twice per year for a small fee. Previously, most wireless carriers only allowed phone upgrades at the beginning of a new contract, normally every two years. Are consumers interested in more frequent phone upgrades?

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Gas Prices Survey: Future Increases Could Have Larger Impact Than Past Ones

Gas Prices Survey: Future Increases Could Have Larger Impact Than Past Ones

Oil prices have increased sharply over the past month, so gas prices are expected to go up by about 30 cents per gallon in August. American consumers are no strangers to rising gas prices, but this latest increase could have a big impact on summer travel plans. How will an increase now impact people compared to past increases?

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Blog Ads Survey: Other Online Ads Better Targeted to Reader Interests

Blog Ads Survey: Other Online Ads Better Targeted to Reader Interests

Blogs have been popular for years, and advertising on blogs has been popular for almost as long. Now, there are even plenty of different blog advertising networks that can help businesses target their advertising to particular blog readers. How many blog readers pay attention to advertising? And how many feel that blog ads are targeted to their interests?

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Social Gaming Survey: Single Player Games Still Most Popular

Social Gaming Survey: Single Player Games Still Most Popular

The internet has opened the door for a whole new world of gaming. People can now communicate with others around the world while playing their favorite games. And they don’t even need dedicated gaming systems to do so. Social media platforms like Facebook also host social games that have become very popular. How many are already taking part in social gaming? And how many are interested?

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Graph Search Survey: More Than Half Interested in New Facebook Tool

Graph Search Survey: More Than Half Interested in New Facebook Tool

Facebook’s Graph Search function has now rolled out to all users. Unlike the site’s basic search feature, Graph Search isn’t about finding a specific person or page, but instead about helping users find things like how many friends in their city like a certain band, nearby restaurants that serve a specific kind of food, or photos of friends taken in a certain time period. Will users find such a tool useful?

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Online Paywalls Survey: Americans Much More Likely to Pay for Print Publications

Online Paywalls Survey: Americans Much More Likely to Pay for Print Publications

Online paywalls have been a part of online news since the early days of the internet. But many sites have veered away from charging for content due to consumers not wanting to pay such fees. Now, Esquire is experimenting with charging for one standalone feature per month. How do readers feel about paying for specific content online?

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Targeted Advertising Survey: More Than Half Worried About Privacy Issues

Targeted Advertising Survey: More Than Half Worried About Privacy Issues

Twitter has just begun a new advertising initiative where it will utilize people’s email addresses and browser cookies to better target ads from businesses. Other sites have used such strategies before, but users have expressed concerns about privacy issues. How do people feel about these targeted ads now?

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iWatch Survey: Less Than Half Interested in Possible New Product

iWatch Survey: Less Than Half Interested in Possible New Product

Rumors have been circulating about the possibility of Apple coming out with some kind of “smart watch,” or iWatch, that would be similar to a smartphone in function. Now, the company has reportedly filed for trademark protection for iWatch, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it will happen, but it’s a possibility. Are consumers interested in such an idea?

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Internships Survey: Americans Split on Helpfulness of Internships

Internships Survey: Americans Split on Helpfulness of Internships

Internships have been used for years as a way to gain experience in an industry, make contacts, and even get college credit. Particularly in this tough job market, internships have become fairly common among college students and others. But lately some have questioned the helpfulness of internships, particularly unpaid ones. How many Americans have used internships to break into their industry? And how many think they are still useful?

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Live Events Survey: More Read Social Media Updates About Events Than Post Them

Live Events Survey: More Read Social Media Updates About Events Than Post Them

Social media has changed the way Americans do a lot of things. It has definitely had an impact on how they attend and share information about live events. Whether they’re actually attending events, or just watching events such as awards shows or sporting events on TV, so many have taken to social media to express opinions and share updates about these events as they unfold. What are the most popular social networks for updates about live events?

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3D Printing Survey: About Half Interested in Using New Technology

3D Printing Survey: About Half Interested in Using New Technology

3D printing is expected to be the next big thing in the tech world. Used by businesses for years, 3D printers create tangible 3D objects from digital models. And now, 3D printers are available in consumer versions at stores like Staples. Do everyday Americans see a use for these devices? And how many are even aware that this technology exists?

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Upgraded: Quick Preview in editing

Upgraded: Quick Preview in editing

Have you ever wanted to put yourself in the mindset of someone taking the survey you created? We’ve upgraded our “Quick Preview” on the Editor page so you can do just that! You can now use the feature in “Respondent” or “Researcher” mode.

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