PUBLIC OPINION > What a Politician Does In His Personal Life Isn’t That Important
It was recently confirmed that Russian president Vladimir Putin is officially getting a divorce… but is it any of the public’s business? We wanted to know what you thought about politicians and their right to privacy regarding personal matters. And it seems that most of you agree: A politician’s personal life is none of our business. But who thinks it sort of is? Let’s dive.
PUBLIC OPINION > Vaccinations Should Not Be Mandatory for Kids
Vaccination: It’s a hot-button issue in America, with some parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids because of religious or scientific beliefs. But with a recent outbreak of the measles in the U.S., the debate continues about whether or not it should be mandatory. In fact, Croatia just made vaccinations mandatory.
So what does the general public believe? Most, at 55%, believe that it’s ultimately up to the parents to decide whether or not they will vaccinate their kids. But there are other beliefs as well. Let’s get into it.
PUBLIC OPINION > The Public Is Split on Which Party Will Take Hold of the Senate This Year
Chris Matthews is one of the most liberal media pundits in the business right now, so it was pretty surprising when he recently said that Republicans may take hold of the U.S. Senate in this year’s election. Naturally, we took the debate up with SodaHeads. And as you would expect, opinions were divisive and votes were split.
PUBLIC OPINION > Millennials Are Way More Spoiled Than Baby Boomers
Who’s more spoiled: Millennials or Baby Boomers? Well, if you ask Rachel Canning — you know, the 18-year-old who sued her parents for refusing to pay her college tuition — that question, the answer is baby boomers. She recently said that it’s the baby boomers who are spoiled — not millennials like herself.
But if you ask… oh… EVERYONE ELSE, the answer to the “Who’s more spoiled?” debate is very clearly the millennials. A solid 72% of you believe that millennials are more spoiled than baby boomers. Let’s get to the details.
PUBLIC OPINION > The Public Is Split on What the Smoking Age Should Be
In most U.S. states, you only have to be 18 to buy and legally smoke cigarettes. But some states like New York have raised the age to 21. Now, Colorado and Utah are attempting to do the same. But is the public supportive of 21 being the new smoking age? Or do people think 18 is perfectly fine?
Well, they’re split! While 35% of voters said 18 should be the smoking age, an equal 35% said 21 sounds more reasonable. And the remaining 30% voted “Other.” But let’s get to the details.
PUBLIC OPINION > Most People Wouldn’t Swallow a Medical Implant to Protect Their Health
Ingesting a medical implant sounds pretty intense. But apparently half of all patients take their prescribed medications incorrectly — and researchers are trying to come up with a way for patients to take the medicine they really need. One ground-breaking way to do this is by swallowing a microchip pill that would serve as an automatic drug-doser. Still sounds pretty intense, right? Most people think so.
We asked SodaHeads if they would swallow a medical implant pill in order to protect their health. About 53% of users said no. But who said yes? Let’s get to the stats.
PUBLIC OPINION > Edward Snowden Should Get a Nobel Peace Prize
Talk about having a controversial opinion… If you hadn’t heard, Edward Snowden was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace prize by two Norwegian politicians who say he’s ultimately made the world a safer place.
The American public’s opinion is more complicated. Some see him as a hero for unveiling the NSA’s private surveillance tactics to the world, while others call him a traitor for putting America’s national security at risk. Like always, how you see Edward Snowden depends on who you are. Let’s get to it.
PUBLIC OPINION > The Denver Broncos Will Win the Super Bowl
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are REALLY not into sports), you probably know that the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII will be held this Sunday, February 2, at 3:30 PM on FOX. You also probably know that the two NFL teams vying for the title of Super Bowl champs will be the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
But let’s get to the good stuff. Which team is going to win?! Well, if we’re asking you all, the answer to that question is… the Denver Broncos! With more than 11,000 votes, a solid 65% of the public thinks that the Broncos will take home the ultimate NFL prize.
PUBLIC OPINION > People Are Split on Who’s Happiest
Last week, we told you about a recent study that suggests that people with children in their home are about as satisfied with their lives as those without children in the home. In other words, the study suggested that people’s happiness is pretty even between those with kids and without.
Naturally, we wanted to take the matter up with our fellow SodaHeads, asking which group you think is generally happier: people with kids or people without? Let’s get to it.