Polls Archive

Should virtual fans be used on TV broadcasts of sporting events during the pandemic?
  • Yes -- This use of VR technology helps to bring a sense of normalcy to the game atmosphere and is more entertaining while sports are played in empty stadiums. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Perhaps -- It's an interesting idea while human fans are not allowed to attend games. However it's unfair for the TV networks to control how the crowd looks and reacts to everything during the game. (4%, 1 Vote)
  • No -- Virtual fans are creepy and cannot substitute for humans. I prefer to watch games with empty seats while human fans are not allowed to attend. (58%, 15 Votes)
  • It does not matter to me because I do not watch sports on TV. (38%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 26

Poll Open: July 27, 2020
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Posted July 27, 2020 through August 3, 2020 (26 Votes)



What bothers you most about your Internet Service Provider?
  • Customer support is substandard (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Data caps are too restrictive (3%, 1 Vote)
  • Internet connection is unreliable (26%, 10 Votes)
  • Pricing plans lack value (39%, 15 Votes)
  • Speed is inadequate (27%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 38

Poll Open: July 20, 2020
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Posted July 20, 2020 through July 27, 2020 (38 Votes)



Should colleges and universities charge the same tuition for online classes that were originally offered for in-person attendance?
  • Yes - Lower tuition is unjustified because schools are forced to change format to safeguard against the pandemic. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • Yes - Online courses provide the same quality of education and credits toward degrees as in-person classes. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • Yes - Professors must still be paid, campuses maintained, and new expenses are incurred with a change to online format. (7%, 5 Votes)
  • No - Students who agreed to tuition for an on-campus experience should pay less for online courses. (31%, 21 Votes)
  • No - Online courses do not provide the same quality of education as learning in the classroom. (38%, 26 Votes)
  • No - Students and families have lost income as a result of the pandemic, and many universities have wealthy endowments to subsidize losses. (22%, 14 Votes)

Total Votes: 68

Poll Open: July 13, 2020
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Posted July 13, 2020 through July 20, 2020 (68 Votes)



Which cybersecurity risk is the greatest threat to organizations with remote workers?
  • Data Breach or Leak (21%, 9 Votes)
  • Employee Misconduct or Negligence (42%, 18 Votes)
  • IoT-Based Attack (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Malware (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Phishing (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Ransomware (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Votes: 43

Poll Open: July 6, 2020
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Posted July 6, 2020 through July 13, 2020 (43 Votes)



Which type of articles do you find most useful when reading about technology?
  • Analysis / Case Studies (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Breaking News (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Features / Special Reports (6%, 2 Votes)
  • "How To" Tips and Advice (49%, 17 Votes)
  • Opinion and Commentary (3%, 1 Vote)
  • Reviews (23%, 8 Votes)
  • Q&A / Interviews (1%, 1 Vote)

Total Votes: 35

Poll Open: June 29, 2020
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Posted June 29, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (35 Votes)



How likely are you to consider a new device for desktop video conferencing?
  • Definitely -- Face-to-face meetings and collaboration tools are critical to my business. I need the best available technology. (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Somewhat -- Video conferencing is important to me, but the cost of new equipment is a concern. (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Unlikely -- My current hardware with free or low-cost applications satisfies my needs. (33%, 13 Votes)
  • Not at All -- Online meetings are not important to me. (44%, 18 Votes)

Total Votes: 40

Poll Open: June 22, 2020
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Posted June 22, 2020 through June 29, 2020 (40 Votes)



Which feature is most important when considering your next smartphone purchase?
  • 5G Capability (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Battery Life (29%, 18 Votes)
  • Camera (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Durability (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Operating System (32%, 20 Votes)
  • Processor (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Screen Size (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Storage Capacity (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Votes: 62

Poll Open: June 15, 2020
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Posted June 15, 2020 through June 22, 2020 (62 Votes)



How do you feel about the buildout of 5G mobile networks?
  • Very positive -- It will spark amazing innovations in many fields. (24%, 25 Votes)
  • Somewhat positive -- I'm looking forward to higher speeds. (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Neutral -- It will be nice but it isn't necessary. (33%, 35 Votes)
  • Somewhat negative -- It will require expensive new phones and plans. (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Very negative -- 5G technology might be spreading the coronavirus. (15%, 15 Votes)

Total Votes: 105

Poll Open: June 8, 2020
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Posted June 8, 2020 through June 15, 2020 (105 Votes)



Which technology has the strongest positive or negative impact on race relations?
  • Smartphone cameras, by holding people accountable. (33%, 12 Votes)
  • Twitter, by reporting news as it happens. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Facebook, by providing a platform for discussing the issues. (3%, 1 Vote)
  • YouTube, by exposing viewers to other cultures. (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Twitter, by fueling antagonisms. (28%, 10 Votes)
  • Facebook, by spreading fake news. (28%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 36

Poll Open: June 1, 2020
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Posted June 1, 2020 through June 8, 2020 (36 Votes)



Which tech fields currently offer the best job opportunities in light of the pandemic?
  • Call Centers (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Contact Tracing (4%, 1 Vote)
  • E-Commerce (37%, 10 Votes)
  • Online Learning (33%, 9 Votes)
  • Telemedicine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Video Event Planning (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Virtual Reality Development (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Votes: 27

Poll Open: May 25, 2020
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Posted May 25, 2020 through June 1, 2020 (27 Votes)



What do you see as the best comeback strategy for professional sports?
  • Resume normal schedules and allow fans to return as usual. (23%, 7 Votes)
  • Schedule fewer games and adapt stadiums for fan and employee safety. (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Set strict safety protocols for teams and have games without fans present. (26%, 8 Votes)
  • Have very short seasons with teams playing on a quarantined island. (3%, 1 Vote)
  • Put off games entirely until the virus threat subsides. (32%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 31

Poll Open: May 18, 2020
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Posted May 18, 2020 through May 25, 2020 (31 Votes)



Should organizations make permanent adjustments to integrate remote working technologies adopted during the pandemic crisis?
  • Yes -- the shutdown has proven that many jobs can be done just as well remotely. (39%, 33 Votes)
  • Perhaps -- for most operations a hybrid approach probably would be best. (30%, 25 Votes)
  • Maybe -- it really depends on each individual organization. (12%, 10 Votes)
  • Probably not -- processes developed for crisis management have inherent weaknesses. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No -- for business reasons and for morale, it's important to return completely to normal. (8%, 7 Votes)
  • There's no telling -- the pandemic isn't over. (11%, 9 Votes)

Total Votes: 84

Poll Open: May 11, 2020
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Posted May 11, 2020 through May 18, 2020 (84 Votes)



Where would you most like to see robots used more?
  • Autonomous parcel delivery systems (17%, 13 Votes)
  • Caregiving assistance (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Customer service in retail stores (12%, 9 Votes)
  • Restaurants and food services (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Self-driving taxi services (13%, 10 Votes)
  • Surgical procedures (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Nowhere (37%, 27 Votes)

Total Votes: 75

Poll Open: May 4, 2020
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Posted May 4, 2020 through May 11, 2020 (75 Votes)



How has the pandemic most sharply affected your purchasing habits?
  • I order groceries online and have them delivered. (7%, 5 Votes)
  • I'm more inclined to stock up on staples. (16%, 11 Votes)
  • I now purchase clothing and other personal items online. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • I buy much less in general. (31%, 21 Votes)
  • I've put off several major purchases. (6%, 4 Votes)
  • I wear a face covering and social distance when I shop. (18%, 12 Votes)
  • I shop as usual where I can, and I'm eager for more stores to open. (21%, 13 Votes)

Total Votes: 67

Poll Open: April 27, 2020
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Posted April 27, 2020 through May 4, 2020 (67 Votes)



How do you feel about contact tracing as a tool to fight the pandemic?
  • It's essential -- the U.S. should not reopen without it. (25%, 35 Votes)
  • I support it on a voluntary basis, with reasonable privacy protections. (11%, 16 Votes)
  • I would use a completely anonymous system. (19%, 27 Votes)
  • I strongly oppose any contact tracing for privacy reasons. (35%, 49 Votes)
  • I doubt it would be effective. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • I don't think it's necessary. (3%, 4 Votes)
  • I don't know what contact tracing is. (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Votes: 141

Poll Open: April 21, 2020
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Posted April 21, 2020 through April 27, 2020 (141 Votes)



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