BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR October 2013

Health Care Website Survey: About Half of Visitors Satisfied With Site

Health Care Website Survey: About Half of Visitors Satisfied With Site

The healthcare.gov website has been up and running for weeks now. Well, in a sense. Many users have reported issues with the site and how it works, and even the White House has admitted to big problems with the site. So how many people have tried to reach the health care website? And how many have had issues with it?

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Apple TV Survey: Potential New Product Could Interest Some Consumers

Apple TV Survey: Potential New Product Could Interest Some Consumers

Some tech fanatics predicted that Apple would announce a new TV device at last week’s event where it unveiled its new iPad models. Though the TV announcement didn’t happen, the company has hinted at some all new products coming soon. And while Apple does have an Apple TV device, which helps users watch digital content on their own TVs, it doesn’t have an actual TV in its arsenal of products. Could this be the next Apple innovation? How many consumers would be interested in such a product?

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Twitter News Survey: More Than Half of Users Follow News Outlets

Twitter News Survey: More Than Half of Users Follow News Outlets

Twitter just recently announced the hire of a new head of news. Users have already been turning to the social media platform for news coverage and similar updates, but now the site is specifically focusing on helping news outlets deliver updates to consumers. How many users get a significant amount of news from Twitter?

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Electric Cars Survey: Price Biggest Reason for Not Buying

Electric Cars Survey: Price Biggest Reason for Not Buying

A handful of states have agreed to focus on increasing the number of electric cars on the road with a few different initiatives. The goal is to increase the number of charging stations and financial incentives to remove some of the roadblocks that are currently prohibiting some Americans from buying electric cars. So how many would be interested in buying electric vehicles if the initiatives are successful?

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Facebook Censorship Survey: Few Think Facebook Should Allow All Content

Facebook Censorship Survey: Few Think Facebook Should Allow All Content

Facebook recently made waves when it allowed a previously banned video portraying intense violence back on the site. Some users think that Facebook should just allow anyone to post anything and not get involved in censorship, but others worry about young people on the site and people who don’t properly label the content they post. What do the majority of people think about Facebook censorship?

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Tipping Survey: Most Feel Leaving Tips Should Not Be Mandatory

Tipping Survey: Most Feel Leaving Tips Should Not Be Mandatory

Tipping has long been a part of dining out. But some people have suggested that restaurants should simply build service charges into the price of food so that tipping isn’t necessary or just reserved for exceptional service. What do restaurant customers think about the practice of tipping in general?

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Halloween Survey: More Americans Have No Plans This Year

Halloween Survey: More Americans Have No Plans This Year

Halloween is just over a week away, and many Americans have already begun planning how to celebrate the holiday. From trick-or-treating to decorating their homes and attending parties, there are countless ways for people to show off their Halloween spirit. So how many plan to celebrate this year compared with recent years? And what types of items will they need to buy in order to do so?

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iPad Survey: Current Owners More Likely to Buy New Tablets

iPad Survey: Current Owners More Likely to Buy New Tablets

Apple’s iPad is still one of the most popular tablets on the market, but sales have slumped in recent months. A new model is expected to release this week, so that could help to jump-start sales in the short term. How many consumers already own iPads compared with how many plan to buy them in the future?

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Online Dating Survey: Nearly Half of Users Have Found Relationships

Online Dating Survey: Nearly Half of Users Have Found Relationships

Online dating has been around for several years, and has steadily gained popularity with a variety of users. More sites with different target users pop up all the time. But how many people are actually using all these different sites? And how happy have they been with the experience?

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Incumbents Survey: Most Opinions Changed by Government Shutdown

Incumbents Survey: Most Opinions Changed by Government Shutdown

The government shutdown is officially over, but its effects may go on for some time still. Many Americans are upset with their congressional representatives who allowed the shutdown to happen in the first place. So how might this impact how they will vote in the next election?

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Telemarketing Survey: Consumers More Likely to Sign Up for Text Alerts

Telemarketing Survey: Consumers More Likely to Sign Up for Text Alerts

A new rule regarding telemarketing and the consumers they can contact is set to go into effect this week. The rule would require marketers to get prior written consent from consumers before contacting them via call or text for promotional purposes. Many rules have already tried to regulate the telemarketing industry, but people still keep getting calls and texts. How many would give consent for contact under the new rule?

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Google Ads Survey: Few Users Make Reviews That Could Show Up in Ads

Google Ads Survey: Few Users Make Reviews That Could Show Up in Ads

Google has made some changes to its advertising program, involving Google+ users who post reviews about businesses and products. Those users and their reviews can now appear in ads on Google for people in their network. The thought behind this move is that a personal connection and review may be more effective than just a normal ad. But how do consumers feel about the move?

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Private Profiles Survey: Most Social Media Users Apply Privacy Settings

Private Profiles Survey: Most Social Media Users Apply Privacy Settings

Facebook is making some changes to its privacy settings. Previously, users could choose to have their profile hidden from search results when people they don’t know search them by name. Now that option is being taken away, though other privacy options still remain. How many people choose to keep their profiles hidden on social media sites? And how many might this change affect?

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Consumer Confidence Survey: Shutdown Has Impacted Economic Outlook

Consumer Confidence Survey: Shutdown Has Impacted Economic Outlook

The recent government shutdown has already begun having detrimental effects on the US economy. Some effects, like federal workers not receiving paychecks, are obvious. But others, like the impact the shutdown has had on overall consumer confidence, might not be quite as obvious. How much has consumer confidence changed since the shutdown?

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Magazine Ads Survey: Online Ads More Often Ignored

Magazine Ads Survey: Online Ads More Often Ignored

The Association for Magazine Media recently released a report saying that magazine advertising is still in decline, but that the decline has slowed from its earlier progression. How many people still read magazines and other print publications compared to online publications? And how do readers feel about the advertisements in each type of publication?

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E-Book Library Survey: E-Reader Owners More Likely to Visit Libraries

E-Book Library Survey: E-Reader Owners More Likely to Visit Libraries

In Texas, a new sort of library has just opened. Traditionally, libraries give patrons access to book, movies, music, and other media. But this new library doesn’t include any actual books. Instead, customers can check out e-books and stripped down e-readers. What do consumers think of the idea of an e-book library? And how many patronize regular libraries often?

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Facebook Hashtags Survey: Fewer Browse Hashtags Than Include Them in Posts

Facebook Hashtags Survey: Fewer Browse Hashtags Than Include Them in Posts

Hashtags have been active on Facebook for a few months now, but reactions have been mixed. The clickable tags don’t seem to have caught on with Facebook users as much as they previously had with users of other sites like Twitter. How many people have used Facebook hashtags compared with users of other sites?

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iOS 7 Survey: Majority Have Experienced Issues With New OS

iOS 7 Survey: Majority Have Experienced Issues With New OS

iOS 7 was released for Apple mobile devices recently, and has received some mixed reviews. Some love the new interface and look, but others have experienced some issues with the operating system and a few of its features. How many users have already switched over to iOS 7 and how many are satisfied with how it works?

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Obamacare Survey: Americans Prefer Affordable Care Act to Obamacare

Obamacare Survey: Americans Prefer Affordable Care Act to Obamacare

The debate over healthcare reform has carried on for years, and is now a main factor in the government shutdown. Meanwhile, the new healthcare.gov site has been unveiled, allowing Americans to log on and get quotes for new healthcare plans. How many are in favor of the Affordable Care Act? And how many are informed about what it means?

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Facebook Wi-Fi Survey: More Than Half Have Used Internet at Local Businesses

Facebook Wi-Fi Survey: More Than Half Have Used Internet at Local Businesses

Facebook is reportedly testing a new wi-fi service for local businesses that would allow them to offer free wi-fi to customers who check in at the business’s location on Facebook. How many Facebook users might be interested in such an option? And how many already use Facebook to check in at local businesses?

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Mobile Data Survey: Not Much Change in Smartphone Ownership This Year

Mobile Data Survey: Not Much Change in Smartphone Ownership This Year

Americans’ use of mobile data has increased exponentially in recent years. What was once mainly used by a few just for certain tasks like checking email is now used by many more people for just about everything. How has mobile data use changed in the past year? And what are the most popular purposes for using it?

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Government Shutdown Survey: Not Many Surprised by Current Shutdown

Government Shutdown Survey: Not Many Surprised by Current Shutdown

On October 1, parts of the US government were shut down because Congress and the President were unable to come up with a budget resolution to prevent the shutdown. This isn’t the first government shutdown or budget crisis in recent memory. How many Americans are surprised by this latest government shutdown? And when do they think it will be resolved?

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Postal Rates Survey: Most Feel Current Rates Are Fair

Postal Rates Survey: Most Feel Current Rates Are Fair

The United States Postal Service has proposed rate increases above the standard inflation-based rate hikes. It’s no secret that the USPS has struggled in recent years, and Congress has failed to come up with any alternative solutions thus far. How might increasing postal rates impact everyday consumers?

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