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How concerned are you about the effect tariffs on Chinese imports might have on technology products and businesses?

Posted December 9, 2019 through December 16, 2019 (109 Votes)
Very -- I fear that some businesses will fail.
14.68%
Considerably -- I'm expecting serious price hikes on some tech products.
16.51%
Somewhat -- I'm not sure what the negative effects will be, though.
21.10%
Not much -- I don't run a tech business or buy a lot of tech products.
9.17%
Not at all -- I think the tariffs ultimately will be beneficial.
24.77%
I don't know enough about this to know if I should be concerned or not.
13.76%


Which of the following technology gifts would you most like to receive?

Posted December 2, 2019 through December 9, 2019 (116 Votes)
4K streaming TV player
14.66%
Fitness tracker/smartwatch
11.21%
Noise-canceling headphones
28.45%
Rugged Bluetooth speaker
3.45%
Smart thermostat
6.90%
VR gaming headset
18.10%
Wifi signal booster
17.24%


What are your plans for this year's Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping event?

Posted November 25, 2019 through December 2, 2019 (102 Votes)
I've been looking forward to the sales to shop for specific items.
8.82%
I'll spend time researching deals and I'll likely make some purchases.
3.92%
I'll keep my eyes open, and I might buy some things if I spot good deals.
18.63%
I don't trust the hype, so I probably won't spend any money.
21.57%
I find the shopping frenzy distasteful, so I'll avoid shopping on BFCM.
35.29%
I can't afford to shop this BFCM, regardless of sales.
11.76%


How do you primarily access news, sports and entertainment video content?

Posted November 18, 2019 through November 25, 2019 (95 Votes)
Cable or satellite TV service plus extra premium services
16.84%
Basic cable or satellite TV service
24.21%
Three or more paid streaming services
4.21%
One or two paid streaming services
17.89%
TV antenna and free streaming services
26.32%
Mobile apps
10.53%


What is your comfort level with technological advances?

Posted November 11, 2019 through November 18, 2019 (191 Votes)
I consider myself tech-savvy and I'm enthusiastic.
37.70%
I consider myself tech-savvy and I'm alarmed.
16.75%
I do my best to keep up and I'm mostly positive.
26.70%
I do my best to keep up but I'm mostly negative.
5.76%
I don't pay much attention to the latest tech but I like certain things.
9.95%
I can't keep up with technology and I feel very insecure about it.
3.14%


Considering both productivity and employee satisfaction, what is the best schedule for full-time tech industry employment?

Posted November 4, 2019 through November 11, 2019 (185 Votes)
Typical 40-hour, Mon-Fri work week
8.65%
8-hour workday with an hour for lunch, 5 days a week (35 hours/week)
12.97%
9-hour workday with an hour lunch, four days a week (32 hours/week)
21.62%
Employees set their own schedules to meet expected outcomes
37.84%
40-hour work week with paid overtime, if necessary to meet expected outcomes
18.92%


How do you feel about Facebook allowing political ads free rein to say anything they want to?

Posted October 28, 2019 through November 4, 2019 (233 Votes)
I agree. Free speech should be the highest priority.
17.60%
I disagree. Facebook should not permit politicians to spread blatant lies.
10.73%
I don't like it, but it would be too problematic to decide where to draw the line.
3.86%
Facebook should at least employ fact-checkers to point out obvious mistruths.
9.44%
Politicians should call out their lying opponents -- it's not Facebook's job.
6.44%
Facebook should decline to run any political ads -- problem solved.
51.93%


How much are you influenced by Internet celebrities?

Posted October 21, 2019 through October 28, 2019 (191 Votes)
I follow several celebrities and I buy products they recommend.
1.57%
I follow some celebrities but I don't buy what they promote.
5.24%
I'm considering making purchases based on celebrity recommendations.
1.57%
I might have been influenced to buy celebrity-sponsored products without realizing it.
5.76%
I pay no attention celebrity recommendations.
65.97%
Celebrity recommendations have a negative influence on my purchase decisions.
19.90%


When will virtual and augmented reality go mainstream?

Posted October 14, 2019 through October 21, 2019 (115 Votes)
When there's more compelling content.
11.30%
When cost of equipment is drastically reduced.
22.61%
When headset design is drastically improved.
11.30%
Soon -- they're well on their way.
14.78%
Never -- like 3D their appeal will always be limited.
40.00%


Should children use electronic devices for reading books?

Posted October 7, 2019 through October 14, 2019 (184 Votes)
Yes -- e-books and e-reading are here to stay.
13.04%
No -- children should read physical books only.
16.30%
Maybe -- quality of content matters much more than the medium.
24.46%
No -- devices are OK for kids' games and videos -- not serious reading.
8.70%
Yes -- Kids should be encouraged to read with as few restrictions as possible.
37.50%


How do you feel about shopping online in light of its environmental impact?

Posted September 30, 2019 through October 7, 2019 (106 Votes)
I approve -- e-commerce is more energy efficient than driving to the store.
31.13%
I disapprove -- fast shipping results in too many trips.
3.77%
I approve -- e-commerce means less energy use by brick-and-mortar stores.
3.77%
I disapprove -- the amount of packaging used in shipping is ridiculous.
6.60%
I approve -- I can buy things online that help me reduce my carbon footprint.
12.26%
I don't think it makes any difference to the environment where I shop.
42.45%


Do voice-controlled devices cross the privacy line?

Posted September 23, 2019 through September 30, 2019 (167 Votes)
Yes. I won't have a voice-controlled device in my home.
49.70%
It's a problem but good consumer controls can solve it.
14.37%
I like voice-controlled assistants in phones but not in home speakers.
8.38%
It's not an issue -- major tech companies all know everything about me anyway.
7.78%
No -- Anyone who has concerns doesn't have to use them.
19.76%


What is the best approach to restoring trust in news?

Posted September 16, 2019 through September 23, 2019 (100 Votes)
Stronger government regulation of social media
5.00%
Better internal mechanisms to vet online posts
8.00%
Educating the public about trustworthy and non-trustworthy sources
47.00%
More financial support for newspapers
5.00%
Separation of TV news from ratings/revenue pressure
35.00%


What I dislike most about social media:

Posted September 9, 2019 through September 16, 2019 (216 Votes)
Ads that trigger impulse spending
5.09%
Arguments and insults
12.96%
Dangerous bullying of kids
6.02%
Fake news
22.22%
Friends' boastful posts
4.17%
Invasions of privacy
33.80%
Time wasted scrolling through feeds
15.74%


What I like best about social media:

Posted September 2, 2019 through September 9, 2019 (70 Votes)
Staying connected with people I care about.
47.14%
Getting information I might never come across otherwise.
30.00%
Engaging in discussions of issues of the day.
2.86%
Finding long lost friends and relatives.
10.00%
Making new friendships.
1.43%
Being alerted to dangers or emergencies.
5.71%
Easily giving support to good causes.
2.86%

How has the pandemic impacted your daily life?
I'm interacting more with family and friends, off and online.
I'm consuming much more news.
I'm escaping through TV shows, movies and books.
I'm spending more time on personal and home projects.
I'm feeling isolated and anxious.
I have less time for work due to distractions.
My work is on the front lines -- I'm overwhelmed.