Tuesday, October 16, 2007
National Poll: When approaching someone, which are you more likely to do? Avoid eye contact or Smile and say hello?
Avoid eye contact: 30.4%
Smile and say hello: 69.6%
Men: 31.9% 68.1%
Women: 26.3% 73.7%
Prediction Accuracy: 66.5%
I call shenanigans. I spend much of my time on a college campus and this does not prove accurate (for my life at least). In fact, I would say that the percentage normally runs quite the opposite. The world would be a much nicer place if 70% of people smile and say hello as you walk by.
Does anyone else disagree with the results or do you believe that they are true? Why or why not? Discuss! I would be interested in what you have to say about it.