All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Survey’

Judge Judy-Survey Reveals ‘Alarmingly Ignorant’ Responses From College Students

Judge Judy – also known as Judy Sheindlin – the irrepressible legal TV icon, has become so popular among college graduates that they actually think she is a Supreme Court justice. Almost 10 percent of 1,000 college graduates surveyed believe that Sheindlin holds a position in the highest federal court of the United States. Turns out, 1 out of 10 …

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Strata Survey Looks At Agency Ad Trends

Strata has a new report out finding that, unsurprisingly, Facebook leads social media in advertising by agencies, with 86% saying they will likely use the platform in client campaigns. YouTube is in second place with 62% followed by Twitter at 57% and LinkedIn at 38%. The survey of agencies found that confidence in the ad economy is the highest it …

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Less Than 25% of Americans Prefer a Female Boss

Gallup today released information from its annual “Work and Education” survey showing that Americans still prefer to have a male boss. The pollster’s results show that 35% of Americans in 2013 prefer to work for a man, while only 23% would prefer to have a female boss. That is the highest proportion of Americans that would prefer a female boss …

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Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Tomorrow, Fewer Than Half of Americans Know

Tomorrow one of the biggest changes in U.S. healthcare in decades is scheduled to take effect. Millions of Americans who have never had access to health insurance will be able to shop health insurance marketplaces in advance of the coming insurance mandate that is part of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“). However, it seems that most Americans …

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15% of American Adults Don’t Use the Internet – And Most of Them Never Will

A new survey out this week from the Pew Research Center found that 15% of American adults (age 18 and older) do not use the internet or email. At all. A further 9% use the internet only in places outside their home. Of those 15% who do not use the internet, few of them ever expect to start. A full …

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Entertainment, Social Media Top Tablet Use Survey

With tablet sales now taking a bite out of traditional PC sales, it’s worth it to ask the question of what exactly consumers are using the devices for. Market research firm Gartner has done just that, and the results shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone familiar with mobile device use. The top use of tablets, according to the survey, is …

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Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey

A new survey by NPD DisplaySearch has shown that 88% of tablet owners use their tablet while watching TV. 82% of smartphone owners also multitasked online while watching TV. The analyst firm’s “Quarterly Multi-Screen Usage Study” found that the most common tasks device owners perform while watching TV include email, texting, Facebooking, and just surfing the web. “The rise in …

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Americans Are Warming Up To Google Glass And Its Ilk

Do you like Google Glass? Are you scared of its privacy implications? Turns out most Americans fall into both camps. USA Today reports that a new survey out of Rackspace has found that Americans love wearable technology like Google Glass. By and large, 82 percent of wearable technology users think that devices like Google Glass have had a positive impact …

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Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans

Major segments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as “Obamacare” – are set to go into effect by January 1, 2014. Programs such as health insurance exchanges; insurer prohibitions against pre-existing medical condition discrimination and annual spending caps; and an expansion of medicaid eligibility are all scheduled to roll out. Over half of Americans, however, …

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American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP

Internet service providers are pretty awful. It seems that most Americans agree if a recent survey is to be believed. The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its report for 2013. This year is particularly interesting as ISPs have been rated for the first time. How did they do? The survey shows that Vierzon FiOS, the company’s fiber-based wired broadband …

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How Much Would You Pay For Google Glass? Most Say $200

In its current state, Google Glass is incredibly expensive. Those who signed up for the Google Glass Explorers program last year had to fork over $1,500 to get a crack at the device. The price will come down when it’s made available to consumers next year, but a new survey suggests that the price will have to come down a …

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Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study

A new study shows that the current debate about online privacy may wane as those who grew up online begin to take over. The survey, conducted at the University of Southern Calfornia (USC), shows that members of the Millennial generation hold very different conceptions of privacy compared to their parents and grandparents. Millennials, defined as those aged 18-34, were found …

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Not Many Developers Are Working On Wii U Games

The Wii U has a few obstacles it needs to overcome, but the biggest is definitely its lack of software. A recent poll of developers shows that the Wii U’s software drought may not be ending anytime soon. A new survey out of the Game Developers Conference polled a number of developers asking which platforms they’re developing for. Surprisingly, the …

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Consumers Don’t Even Know Windows 8 Exists

What’s the biggest threat facing Windows 8 in today’s marketplace? Is it the rise of Apple? Is it perhaps the move away from desktop computing? All of these things may be contributing, but the biggest threat may just be that nobody knows or cares about it. The AP and market research firm GfK recently surveyed 1,200 US adults over the …

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Over Half Of Windows 8 Users Still Prefer Windows 7

Windows 8 is finally launching next month. It’s do or die time for the folks at Microsoft, and they need this to be a hit. The response to Windows 8 has been relatively positive, but the new OS has had its fair share of detractors. It’s even rumored that Intel’s CEO privately stated that Windows 8 isn’t ready. A new …

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Consumers Want The iPad Mini To Launch This Month

One of the more consistent rumors surrounding the iPad Mini is that it will be revealed in October. The iPhone 5 will be revealed next week on September 12. Apple is supposedly holding two separate events so they won’t cannibalize either product’s launch. They also probably feel that consumers don’t want to pony up for two Apple devices in the …

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Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds

Cloud computing has been on the minds of everybody in the tech industry for the past few years. The infrastructure has been slowly growing, but 2012 has seen tremendous growth in the sector. All the major tech companies now offer some form of cloud storage and computing for consumers and businesses. Even though it’s everywhere, Americans still don’t really grasp …

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Inactivity Health Risk Concerns Greatest For Children, Survey Says

A survey released this week indicates that U.S. adults rate “not enough exercise” as their leading concern for children’s health. The survey, the National Poll on Children’s Health, was conducted by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. The results are culled from a nationally representative household survey and reflect health concerns that Adults have for children …

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Study Claims That 1/3 Americans Believe In UFOs

Do you believe in UFOs? I know that I certainly do even though I have never even come close to seeing one. It is very hard for me to believe that in the billions of years that this universe has been around, there is not on species that has figured out interstellar travel. A new study that was released finds …

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Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs

I got my start in technology through video games. From there, I began to become increasingly involved with more forms of technology from computers to televisions and now my recent fascination with Android. Despite all of that love for technology, I gave up on my dreams of working in technology due to all the math that’s required. That’s why I …

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Mobile Games Survey: Nearly Half of Adults are Mobile Gamers

PopCap Games, the makers of casual mobile games such as Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies, today released the results of its poll on mobile gaming. Unsurprisingly, the market for mobile gaming is growing at breakneck speed. The poll also found that the audience for mobile gaming is broadening. The survey was conducted by Information Solutions Group, and polled adults …

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IPad Kills the Competition in Customer Satisfaction

In a new survey, ChangeWave Research finds that iPad owners are twice as likely to be satisfied with their tablet purchase than those that bought a competing brand. The survey compares the New iPad, the iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon Kindle Fire, and a catch-all category for all other tablets on the market. The winner was clearly the New …

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Study: The High Cost of Gasoline

How many times have you personally made the choice to not go on a trip or made dinner plans around how much gas you are going to spend in the process. You have probably heard this and said it your self to people at work and on the street: “Gas prices are ridiculous.” More and more people are having to …

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Pew Surveys Perceptions of How Always-On Technology Will Impact Generation Y

The Pew Research Center designed a survey to assess how tech insiders, critics, and students perceive how always-on technology (AOT) will impact teens and twenty-somethings of the Y Generation. The survey was administered online from August 28 to October 31, 2011 as part of Pew’s ongoing project on the Internet and American life. Among the participants were Google Inc’s top …

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Who Are The Richest People In America?

A joint survey conducted by 463 Communications and JZ Analytic has revealed some very interesting facts about Americas perceptions of who the top 1% of income earners are and what kinds of lives they lead. The survey results come from one thousand participants and was given in early 2012. The figures from the survey report one serious misconception about who …

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Facebook Timeline Users Are Unhappy: Infographic

Whether you love the new Timeline or despise its very creation, you’re getting it, like it or not. Recently SodaHead.com surveyed its users and the results are predominately not in favor for the Timeline. SodaHead.com is the world’s largest opinion based community and its recent survey found that 70 percent of those responding to the poll were not in favor …

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More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy

In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding SOPA and PIPA, it may be wise to take a step back and see what the average voter thinks about issues like piracy and internet censorship. That’s exactly what Rasmussen Reports has done recently, and the results of their study are interesting. Over two-thirds of likely U.S. voters (67%) responded that they …

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iPad Popular Among IT And Business Professionals

The iPad is loved by consumers, but it’s loved even more by business professionals. IDG Connect recently conducted a survey that said that 91% of business professionals use an iPad more for business communication than personal communication. IDG says that their own survey of U.S. consumers found that 60 percent of iPads never leave the home, and 70 percent of …

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Report: LinkedIn Members Ready for CES 2012 Innovations

With CES shaking up the tech world in Las Vegas this week, a new report from LinkedIn reveals that business professionals are more than willing to get their hands on all the new products and services. The network released its 2012 Consumer Electronics Report, in which it surveyed 1,602 U.S. adults, half of which are active LinkedIn members, and the other half who represented the general U.S. population.

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Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide

Pew Research Center has released the results of a 21-country survey on mobile phone usage. The study cast a wide net, covering countries of widely varying economic status – from the United States and Japan to Indonesia and Kenya. In almost every country surveyed the majority of the population owned a mobile phone – the lone exception was Pakistan, where …

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