All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Surveys’

Study Finds A Fifth of Americans Are ‘Almost Constantly’ Online

Study Finds A Fifth of Americans Are ‘Almost Constantly’ Online

Over one-fifth (21%) of Americans are “almost constantly” online, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. This is, of course, largely thanks to the increased prevalence of smartphones and other mobile devices. 73% say they go online on a daily basis, and 42% say they do several times a day. 10% do so about once a day. 13% …

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Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

BMC is sharing results from a survey of fortune 1000 company IT managers, finding that only five percent of those polled have fully implemented digital services and mobile technologies, though sixty-three percent are currently working on incorporating them. According to the firm, the findings confirm that digital transformation is a top priority for increasing productivity as well as improving customer …

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There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single

Not that anyone on Tinder would care, but a new report says that there’s a pretty good chance the person you just matched is already accounted for. The study, published by Global Web Index, says the 30% of Tinder users are married and another 12% are “in a relationship”. So it’s pretty much a coin flip on whether you swipe …

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Google Adds Surveys To Ad Muting

Back in 2012, Google launched the “mute this ad” [x] icon for AdSense ads, enabling users to have more control over the ads they see. This appears in the corner of display ads on the Google Display Network. When a users clicks the x, they no longer see ads from that campaign. On Monday, Google announced a new feature that …

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Americans Still Hate Cable Companies More Than Everything

YouGov recently asked 9,000 people a simple question about 1,200 different brands in 43 different sectors – Are you a satisfied customer? They then used the responses to rank each industry in terms of average satisfaction score. Guess which industry came in dead last? If you said the erectile dysfunction industry, well, you need to get a better boner pill. …

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Netflix Examines Types Of Spoilers

Netflix shared some new survey results about spoilers today based on a poll by Harris Interactive. “Everyone has an opinion about them,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an email. “They’ve existed since the beginning of storytelling but lately they’ve taken on increased stature. In real life and online, viewers, passionate about their shows, couldn’t help themselves from openly talking about …

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Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our panel!” says a signup landing page. “We’re looking for people who use Slingshot to participate in a three month study …

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Facebook’s Bleeding Teen Users, Right? Not So Fast…

Facebook, that magical place of college hookups, ex-stalking, and most importantly, exclusivity, is no more. To many, the real Facebook died years ago when Mark Zuckerberg and company decided that it had to be an egalitarian network. Facebook died when your grandma started liking your posts. What we have now is Facebook, said with a palpable derision. Facebook is where …

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With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out?

Companies often believe they can use social media to increase brand awareness and tap into a new customer base. But, as Gallup findings suggest, consumers are highly adept at tuning out brand-related Facebook and Twitter content. These channels do not motivate prospective customers to consider trying a brand or recommending a brand to others. That’s the bad news from a …

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Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner Cable. You know, those two companies that are trying to merge right now. This year, Comcast’s TV service fell five …

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Americans Still Unconvinced by a Bevy of Scientific Concepts

If the results of a new AP poll are any indication, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and FOX should probably order up another season of Cosmos. The survey asked American adults about a handful of scientific and medical issues–more specifically, to say how confident they are that a certain scientific statement (all of which are accepted by the vast majority …

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Driverless Cars More Popular Than Lab Meat and Brain Implants, At Least

The Pew Research Internet Project just published the results of a big survey on “science in the next 50 years,” and the general finding is that the majority of Americans think technological advancements with make life better. One area of tech progress that people still can’t seem to agree on is driverless cars, or self-driving cars, or whatever you want …

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Here’s How Brands Are Really Using Twitter

How is your business using Twitter? Most are using it simply to increase brand awareness, according to a recent survey from Social Media Marketing University. Of those polled, 79.4% said they are using it for that purpose. 58% said they’re using Twitter to drive traffic, while 55% said to engage existing customers, 51.9% to find new leads and customers, 42% …

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Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be

If you asked me, my off-the-cuff answer to “what percentage of your Facebook feed consists of selfies” would be about half. Same goes for Instagram. Turns out, that isn’t that ridiculous of a statement. People really do love their selfies, according to a new survey from Pew Research. Well, at least millennials. From Pew: “Not surprisingly, the generation that has …

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The Internet Has Been Good For Society, According to Most Americans

Pew Research has just unveiled the results of a massive survey about the internet to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. It’s dense, and there’s a lot to comb through, but I think the question from Pew that is best suited for such a retrospective is this: “Overall, when you add up all the …

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Google Capital-Backed SurveyMonkey Launches New iOS App

Google announced its new growth-stage business investment fund Google Capital this week. SurveyMonkey, one of three companies in its portfolio, just announced a new mobile app and SDK. The app is available for iOS, and lets organizations create surveys and monitor/analyze results in real time. It includes an “intuitive” user interface with templates for more in-depth surveys. It allows for …

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Ebook Readers Still Love to Turn a Real Page

Ebooks still haven’t killed off print books, just in case you were wondering. Years ago, when ebooks and ereaders first began to climb in popularity, a common question was “will ebooks kill print?” Some people thought that we were on the precipice of a revolution – the freedom to never again have to comb through a dusty book in its …

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2% of Americans Think Brian Williams Is Joe Biden

Brian Williams has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News for over 9 years – the top-rated NBC Nightly News. He was also a reporter and weekend anchor for the network for 11 years, until NBC handed him the reins following Tom Brokaw’s retirement. I think he has a pretty recognizable face – I mean, he doesn’t look the …

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Netflix Shares Some Data On Binge Watching

Netflix is sharing results from a recent Harris Interactive survey, finding that out of 1,500 adult TV streamers in the U.S (those that stream shows at least once a week), 61% “binge watch” shows regularly. 73% of these people defined bing watching as watching between two and six episodes of the same show in one sitting, as opposed to weekend-long …

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Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be

SLI Systems has put out a report finding that most eCommerce sites are missing out on a big opportunity to use data from their internal site search tool to improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. The firm surveyed 160 global eCommerce professional, and found that 57% don’t use site search reports and data to enhance their marketing. 50% of …

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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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Twitter Tops Facebook Among Teens In Popularity Survey

Despite claims from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that teens aren’t losing interest in the social network, a new study suggests that Twitter has become the most important network for teens as Facebook declines in popularity. The study comes from Piper Jaffray, who surveyed over 8,000 teens and found that Twitter is now, for the first time, the demographic’s go-to source …

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Survey Says – Hardly Anyone Is Using Siri

With the launch of iOS 7 came a pretty significant upgrade to Siri. Apple’s voice assistant got a slick new interface, a new option for a male voice, and full Wikipedia integration. Siri got smarter, with the ability to understand a wider array of queries, and Siri expanded the breadth of what she can do for iPhone owners by responding …

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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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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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12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone

Everybody is addicted to their smartphones, and the problem is only getting worse. For instance – 72% of American adults said that they always keep their phones within five feet. Never out of mind, never out of reach. Credentials management company Jumio commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct the poll on mobile consumer habits. The poll, which asked over 2,000 U.S. …

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Google Launches Website Satisfaction Surveys For Webmasters

Google announced the launch of a new tool for webmasters called Website Satisfaction Surveys, which can be used to collect feedback from website visitors. When the webmaster pastes a snippet of code provided by Google into their HTML, the page will load a “discreet” satisfaction survey in the lower right-hand corner of the page. “Google automatically aggregates and analyzes responses, …

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Study: Almost Everyone Is ‘Homing From Work,’ But More Are Working Longer Hours

According to a new study, more workers are reporting a better work/life balance than they were two years ago. Captivate’s Office Pulse surveyed over 4,000 “white-collar” workers across North America, and found an 11% increase in the number of people reporting a health balance since 2011. “Though workers report working longer hours, they’re happier due to ‘homing from work,’ or …

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Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving

If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of other risky behaviors, and it’s now killing kids at a rate similar to drunk driving. First, a study just published …

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