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Which type of online advertising is most likely to attract your favorable attention?

Posted July 15, 2019 through July 22, 2019 (144 Votes)
Straightforward display ads
14.58%
Ads based on my interests
11.11%
Informational articles on products/services
9.03%
Video ads
1.39%
Ads designed to grab my attention, e.g. pop-ups, autoplay
0.69%
None -- I avoid all online ads
63.19%


How important is Amazon's Prime Day to you?

Posted July 8, 2019 through July 15, 2019 (155 Votes)
I'm looking forward to it and expect to take advantage of some great deals.
8.39%
I've been interested in the past but the thrill is gone.
7.10%
Even if the deals are good I dislike Amazon, so I'll pass.
14.19%
I'll check it out but I doubt I'll buy much.
32.26%
I prefer not to shop online on Prime Day or any day.
4.52%
I'm not aware of Prime Day.
33.55%


What role does Twitter play in your life?

Posted July 1, 2019 through July 8, 2019 (203 Votes)
I tweet often, follow many others, and have many followers.
3.94%
I don't tweet often, but I have some followers and regularly check my Twitter feed.
15.27%
I don't use Twitter but I'm highly aware of others' tweets in the news.
6.40%
I don't use Twitter and I rarely notice tweets in the news.
21.67%
I'm not a Twitter user but I'm aware of some celebrities' tweets.
5.91%
I'm aware of Twitter but I do my best to ignore it.
46.80%


Should government regulators force the breakup of big tech companies?

Posted June 24, 2019 through July 1, 2019 (168 Votes)
Yes -- it's the only way to restore competition.
36.90%
No -- breaking them up would make them less useful to consumers.
2.38%
Yes -- it would encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
10.12%
No -- but some regulation is needed to restrict their power.
27.38%
Yes -- but only the firms that function as utilities.
5.36%
No -- the government should keep its hands off and let the market decide.
17.86%


How important is a candidate's knowledge of technology in winning your vote?

Posted June 17, 2019 through June 24, 2019 (101 Votes)
Extremely -- technology is at the center of most of the world's big problems and solutions.
22.77%
Very -- a candidate who doesn't understand technology can't relate to young people.
12.87%
Somewhat -- a general understanding is sufficient.
31.68%
Not very -- choosing good advisers is more important than direct knowledge.
22.77%
Not at all -- technology is often a distraction from more important issues.
9.90%


Will U.S. tariffs have a positive or negative effect on e-commerce?

Posted June 10, 2019 through June 17, 2019 (132 Votes)
Positive. Companies will adjust and sell better-quality goods.
4.55%
Positive. Tariffs will protect U.S. jobs.
12.12%
No effect. Companies will avoid tariffs by getting cheap goods elsewhere.
13.64%
Negative. Tariffs will hurt small e-commerce companies the most.
12.12%
Negative. Higher costs will be passed on to consumers.
57.58%


Are you eager for 5G wireless to roll out?

Posted June 3, 2019 through June 10, 2019 (179 Votes)
Yes -- more bandwidth for new and emerging tech.
12.85%
Yes -- faster speeds, more flexibility.
11.73%
Yes -- improved performance, reliability.
10.61%
No -- health risks from numerous small cell towers.
28.49%
No -- more points of access for hackers.
5.59%
No -- expense of buying a new phone.
30.73%


What types of podcasts do you most enjoy?

Posted May 27, 2019 through June 3, 2019 (92 Votes)
Business
16.30%
Comedy
8.70%
Current Events
7.61%
Kids & Family
1.09%
Music
6.52%
Sports
3.26%
Storytelling
4.35%
Technology
36.96%
TV & Film
7.61%
Video Games
7.61%


Is "too much screen time" really a problem?

Posted May 20, 2019 through May 27, 2019 (185 Votes)
Yes -- smartphone addiction is ruining relationships.
44.32%
Yes -- but primarily due to parents' failure to regulate kids' use.
10.81%
Possibly -- long-term effects on health are not yet known.
9.19%
Not really -- lack of self-discipline and good judgement are the problems.
20.54%
No -- angst over "screen time" is just the latest overreaction to technology.
6.49%
No -- what matters is the quality of content, not the time spent viewing it.
8.65%


How do you feel about the latest wave of automation fueled by tech advances?

Posted May 13, 2019 through May 20, 2019 (96 Votes)
It's happening much too quickly, and too many jobs are at stake.
15.62%
Automation means progress -- it's inevitable.
21.88%
It depends on the quality of the systems and how they're used.
33.33%
Automation fosters ignorance by taking over too many human tasks.
14.58%
Automation frees people from boring, mind-numbing jobs.
14.58%


How do you feel about the potential privacy risks posed by data-tracking smart home appliances?

Posted May 6, 2019 through May 13, 2019 (170 Votes)
Very. I don't have any 'smart' gadgets, but I'm worried that I'm being tracked without knowing it.
41.18%
I have a lot of smart home equipment and devices, and I don't feel they're intrusive.
5.88%
I have a few smart things, but I'm somewhat uneasy about privacy and may not get more.
17.06%
Data-tracking is an acceptable tradeoff for greater home security.
3.53%
I don't like the privacy risks, but I don't want to live off the grid either.
17.06%
The data-tracking is for marketing purposes, and it should be regulated.
15.29%


How do you feel about reviews for products sold online?

Posted April 29, 2019 through May 6, 2019 (161 Votes)
I frequently post reviews and consider them invaluable.
47.20%
I'm very distrustful of product reviews in general.
9.94%
I'm hesitant to buy a product that doesn't have many reviews.
14.91%
I rely on authentic reviews -- I can easily spot the fakes.
9.94%
Better rules and stronger enforcement are needed to ensure honest reviews.
14.91%
The review system is just one more way to crowd out small businesses.
3.11%


What is the state of the Linux desktop?

Posted April 22, 2019 through April 29, 2019 (268 Votes)
It's edging its way into the mainstream.
30.22%
It's wildly popular -- but only with open source fans.
23.51%
It's in trouble due to fragmentation.
9.33%
It never had a shot in a Windows-dominated PC world.
12.69%
It's too cumbersome for most computer users to bother.
18.28%
I'm not familiar with the Linux desktop.
5.97%


How much are you willing to pay for a new smartphone?

Posted April 15, 2019 through April 22, 2019 (243 Votes)
I'll pay $1.5K or more for the latest iPhone or Galaxy flagship phone.
1.65%
I want the latest model, but I can't see paying more than $1K for a phone.
13.58%
I'm content to buy a slightly older model in the $500 - $750 range.
18.93%
I don't need an iPhone or Galaxy. I can find a really good phone for $350 or less.
33.33%
Phone prices are ridiculous. I won't pay more than $100.
23.05%
I don't have or want a smartphone.
9.47%


How important is it to you that the brick-and-mortar stores you patronize have an online channel?

Posted April 8, 2019 through April 15, 2019 (76 Votes)
Very important - I don't want to be limited to a physical store's inventory.
18.42%
Very important - I want to be able to pick up and return online purchases at a store.
18.42%
Somewhat important - I like to research online before shopping.
42.11%
Not important - I shop online and offline, but stores don't need to offer both.
18.42%
Not important - I rarely or never shop online.
2.63%

Which type of cybersecurity threat concerns you the most?
Theft of my personal assets
A serious privacy invasion affecting me or a close family member
Reputation damage affecting my business
Child pornography, drug and weapon sales, and other Dark Web crimes
Activities that might compromise free and fair elections
A life-threatening attack on the nation's infrastructure