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Blog posts tagged with 'Surveys'

Friday, June 29

Troubling Survey Results of the Day

By Brad

Courtesy of Salvador Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Times comes a glimpse of just how tied we are to our smartphones:

A new survey shows that 59% of smartphone owners say they would reach into the toilet for their phone, and that isn’t the only crazy thing they’d do if they were faced with the prospect of losing their device.

The survey shows that about three in five people would turn to questionable methods to retrieve their phones. A specific example is going through the garbage if their phone got lost, which 63% of people said they would do.

Wednesday, November 02

Social Media & Democracy

By Brad

With America warming up for the 2012 election, Dan Rowinski of Read Write Web points to a number of surveys showing a link between active social media users and registered voters:

The Digitas survey had 2,361 results from U.S. adults aged 18 and over. The survey said that 86% of social media users own a mobile phone and 88% of those social media mobile phone users are registered voters. Of that slice, social media users with mobile phones aged 18-34, 24% said that it was important to receive information about candidates to their devices.

Rowinski’s full article is worth checking out.

Friday, August 26

Social Networking Boom

By Brad

Via Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post, a new survey from Pew sheds some light on just how much social networking sites are affecting our lives:

The study reported that 65 percent of all online adults surveyed in May said they were using social networking sites, up from 61 percent a year ago. The social media users represent 50 percent of all American adults, Pew said.

On a given day, only e-mail and search engines are used more than social networks by adult Internet users, Pew said.

Pew’s survey is available on their website.

Thursday, September 23

A Majority Against Internet Regulations

By Bruce Mehlman

Via The Hill, a new national survey conducted by Hart Research Associates finds that over 75% of Americans believe the Internet is working well as is, and more than 55% believe the federal government should have no hand in regulating the Internet

For the 31% of respondents who stated the government should enact regulations, over two-thirds believe those regulations should be limited to privacy issues, online safety, and protecting children. Notably absent: Net neutrality or Title II regulations, two courses the FCC is currently considering.

Wednesday, June 02

In the Dark on Speed

By Brad


A report released yesterday by the FCC finds that in the U.S., four out of five broadband subscribers don’t know how fast their Internet connection is. From a post about the report at

Today, we’re releasing the results of a national survey that shows just how large the information gap is when it comes to broadband. According to this survey, fully 80 percent of Americans with broadband at home don’t know what speed they’re getting. This survey was done through a major firm and drew on a national sample of three thousand consumers.

Not noted in the post, but cited in the report, is that 91% of the respondents to the survey were “at least somewhat satisfied” with the speed of their service, with 50% stating they were very satisfied.

Wednesday, April 28

Rasmussen on Regulations

By Brad

According to new survey from Rasmussen Reports, 53% of adults surveyed oppose FCC regulating the Internet like television and radio — a 22-point drop since a previous survey conducted in 2008.

But when it comes to traffic management, however, the numbers are split. From Rasmussen:

Thirty-four percent (34%) of Americans think Internet providers should be able to slow down the downloading of large amounts of material so other customers are not effected. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and say the providers should not be able to slow down those large downloads. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are undecided.

Among those who download music or movies from the Internet several times a week, not surprisingly, 72% say Internet providers should not be able to slow large downloads.

Wednesday, December 23

This Whole Internet Thing Appears to be Popular

By Brad

According to Harris Interactive, the average adult Internet user now spends 13 hours a week online. In 2006, the average time spent online was nine hours.

The age group that spends the most time online? 30-39 year olds.

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