PUBLIC OPINION > Most People Have Re-Gifted
Now that Thanksgiving is over, all concentration is on Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever other holiday you celebrate… which means it’s also time for some gift giving. Enter the conversation on re-gifting. We’ve all thought about it and according to our new poll, most of us have even done it! Yes, 53% of SodaHeads admitted to re-gifting. So, who’s doing the recycled gift-giving and who’s not? Let’s get to the details.
PUBLIC OPINION > People Are Split on Whether Ranking Employees Is Effective or Awful
When we heard of the new policy that Yahoo! had adopted, in which employees were being ranked on their performance and then simultaneously fired if they were on the lower spectrum of the scoring board, we were pretty shocked. Was the process effective or too “Hunger Games”-esque to be considered OK?
We couldn’t decide, so we took it to the public. Usually, when we poll our users, there’s a clear winner or a pretty substantial leaning on one side over the other. Not this time. SodaHeads were completely split 50-50 over whether ranking employees is an effective strategy or an awful idea. But the devil’s in the details. Let’s dive.
PUBLIC OPINION > 25 Is NOT the Ideal Age for a Woman to Have a Baby
Last week, we told you about a Gallup poll that revealed most Americans feel that women should have a child (or be pregnant) by the ripe old age of 25. Obviously, that seems a little too young, but we wanted to know what you thought. Turns out, you agree.
Well, not everyone agrees. While 58% of users thought 25 was NOT an ideal age, 42% of users did. Let’s see how the results broke down.
PUBLIC OPINION > Pets Are Slightly More Loved Than Our Partners
In a recent poll, Sodahead users were asked a tough question: “Who do you love more, your pet or your partner?”
The question came from a survey done by the Brooke animal charity, who reported that out of the 2,000 women polled, nearly a third claimed to love their pet as much as their partner while one in 10 women said they love their pet over their significant other. Well, SodaHead’s results are in! Let’s see how we compared!
PUBLIC OPINION > Most People Don’t Feel More Attractive When They’re With a Group of Friends
Researchers of a recent study who say that people look more attractive when with a group of friends may want to check in on our poll and re-evaluate their conclusion.
Last week, we told you that new research indicated the “cheerleader effect” (coined by Barney Stinson from "How I Met Your Mother") is a real thing. When with a group of friends, people tend to appear more attractive. But when we asked you if you felt more attractive in a group, most of you disagreed. But, then again, not all of you did. Let’s see how the numbers add up.
PUBLIC OPINION > 64% of People Have Called in Sick to Work When They Weren’t Actually Sick
We’ve all thought about doing it. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like working and calling in with a peculiar “cough” sounds much more appealing than going into the office. Well, now we know we’re not alone. A recent survey by CareerBuilder showed that about 1/3 of people who call in sick aren’t actually sick.
Naturally, we wanted to know how much of our own SodaHeads have done the same. It looks like you guys are guilty of it too — and you do it more often! In fact, 64% of voters admitted to calling in sick to work when they weren’t actually coming down with something. But let’s see who exactly is doing all that fake coughing…
PUBLIC OPINION > Most People Are Okay With Buying a Haunted House
In celebration of Halloween, a question regarding haunted houses came up. Would you buy one? Surprisingly, most people are okay with it. More than half of users believe that buying a haunted house is no big deal — 56%, to be exact! Let’s get into the specifics, and see how different demographics reacted.
PUBLIC OPINION > Women Shouldn’t Chip In for Their Own Engagement Rings
A couple weeks ago, we shared with SodaHeads a new trend that’s hitting the marriage market: More and more women are chipping in to buy their own engagement rings. Some are doing it because they’re making more money than their significant others, others say it’s because they want a ring “upgrade” but don’t want their guy to feel obligated to pay the difference. What we wanted to know is who among the public is buying into this trend — and who’s not. So, let’s dive.
PUBLIC OPINION > The Government Shutdown Won’t End So Soon
A recent poll asked users if they thought the government shutdown was going to end soon. Republicans reported that they would soon send in to President Obama details of what they want in order to end the shutdown. These details included raising the debt ceiling, which if done, Republicans would agree to ease on sequester cuts.
The public was not so drastically split. A small majority of people, however, felt that the shutdown was not going to end any time soon, with 54% thinking it would go on a little while longer.
PUBLIC OPINION > The New $100 Bill Is a Nice Update
Government shutdown or not, there’s a new $100 bill in town — and apparently, people love it! The Federal Reserve started circulating a new version of the $100 bill on Tuesday, the main reason being to avoid counterfeit problems of the past.
But we wanted to know if most people thought the new note was a “nice facelift” or an “unnecessary change.” The votes are in — and 53% of people think the updated bill is a nice upgrade. Let’s get to the statistics.