Friday, September 28, 2007

National Poll: Which couldn't you live without? TV Remote or Dishwasher?

TV Remote: 62.6%
Dishwasher: 37.4%
Male: 65.0% 35.0%
Female: 56.5% 43.5%
Prediction Accuracy: 73.1%

Boy did I get this one wrong...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A small breakthrough.

In browsing the internet, hoping to find some of the results that I had lost from not starting this earlier, I came across this website:

They have an interesting setup to the site (read: no pictures) and it looks like it hasn't been added to in a long time. I won't bother posting them up here, only because I would rather have you visit the link to their site since they put up the effort. However, I might at least archive those results, just in case the site goes down (after which I would probably post what they have here). I might take the idea of posting actual text results in addition to the pictures I have been posting. It will make searching the page a little better.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Clarification of my processes.

Now that I've got all of the archived polls, let me do some explaining. First, I'm not rich, so this isn't high tech. My TV is a Tube TV with no component inputs. The colors are a little jacked (trust me I've tried to fix it) and the refresh rate is obvious in some of the pictures I take. My computer doesn't have any way to receive RCA inputs, so you get photos of my TV screen. I know about all of the ways to make something like this look and feel more professional, but I lack the resources (read: money) to do so. I hope this doesn't disappoint you. If it does, then I guess our time together will be short (though, admittedly, I didn't expect it to be very long anyway).

Next, my posting procedures should look uniform by now. What I'm really hoping to get out of you, the reader, is that you'll take an active part in this and become you, the poster. By posting, I really mean commenting. It isn't fun to get statistics without a little discussion to go on. Isn't that what the internet is for nowadays, social networks and whatnot? I'll freely admit that Nintendo picks some really weird topics, but some of them are actually worth discussing. I hope you take the opportunity to do so.

Additionally, I hope to keep a better tab on when these results come through and post them shortly thereafter. I will admit that since no one is really visiting this blog as of yet, my motivation is a little lacking. But if things do pick up, I'll get the results up as quickly as I can. Also, use the "Labels"/Tags that Blogger gives to help sorting topics of interest to you. New polls are usually up about every 2-3 days, so check back often for new results!

Worldwide Poll: Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Right-handed: 85.8%
Left-handed: 14.2%
Men: 84.7% 15.3%
Women: 88.0% 12.0%
Prediction Accuracy: 93.9%

The breakdown for the countries will come as soon as I get some time to do a little Photoshop magic. It's a little tougher than the normal breakdown by region screen since it has a lot of countries involved.

This poll holds the "Best Predicted" title as of 1/16/08.

National Poll: Which would you rather have more of? Intelligence or Confidence?

Intelligence: 57.0%
Confidence: 43.0%
Men: 57.1% 42.9%
Women: 56.9% 43.1%
Prediction Accuracy: 58.1%

National Poll: Where do you prefer to watch movies? Theatre or Home?

Theatre: 54.7%
Home: 45.3%
Men: 57.3% 42.7%
Women: 48.4% 51.6%
Prediction Accuracy: 68.6%

National Poll: Which plays a greater part in your decisions at a grocery store? Organic Label or Good Price?

Organic label: 17.9%
Good price: 82.1%
Men: 16.9% 83.1%
Women: 20.1% 79.9%
Prediction Accuracy: 86.6%

National Poll: Which bothers you more? Ignorance or Indifference?

Ignorance: 73.7%
Indifference: 26.3%
Men: 75.3% 24.7%
Women: 69.7% 30.3%
Prediction Accuracy: 75.1%

the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

[in-dif-er-uhns, -dif-ruhns]
1.lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
2.unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
3.the quality or condition of being indifferent.
4.mediocre quality; mediocrity.

I would be lying if I didn't say that I was really surprised at this poll. Don't people realize that ignorance cannot be helped, but indifference is caused by, oh I don't know, a "lack of interest or concern"? We are so quick to say that it isn't our fault if we didn't know, yet never willing to forgive that in others. However, when we have the knowledge and do nothing about it, we say that that is less bothersome. 73% of people really do surprise me.

National Poll: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Introvert: 64.2%
Extrovert: 35.8%
Men: 55.3% 44.7%
Women: 51.6% 48.4%
Prediction Accuracy: 43.3%

National Poll: How do you prefer to travel while on vacation? By Airplane or By Car?

By airplane: 61.0%
By car: 39.0%
Men: 61.1% 38.9%
Women: 60.7% 39.3%
Prediction Accuracy: 72.6%

National Poll: Would you erase part of your past if you could?

Yes: 60.9%
No: 39.1%
Men: 62.1% 37.9%
Women: 57.7% 42.3%
Prediction Accuracy: 75.2%

National Poll: Which is the luckier number? 7 or 21?

7 (Seven): 75.3%
21 (Twenty-One): 24.7%
Men: 75.8% 24.2%
Women: 74.1% 25.9%
Prediction Accuracy: 82.4%

National Poll: Do you sometimes talk aloud to yourself?

Yes: 79.6%
No: 20.4%
Men: 78.2% 21.8%
Women: 83.3% 16.7%
Prediction Accuracy: 76.6%

National Poll: You're given an opportunity to live on another planet but can't return to Earth. Do you go?

Yes: 29.0%
No: 71.0%
Men: 32.0% 68.0%
Women: 21.1% 78.9%
Prediction Accuracy: 71.5%

National Poll: Are you afraid of speaking in front of groups?

Yes: 48.0%
No: 52.0%
Men: 45.6% 54.4%
Women: 54.1% 45.9%
Prediction Accuracy: 23.8%

This poll holds the "Most One-Sided" title as of 1/16/08.

National Poll: Which is more likely to grant your wish? Coin in a Fountain or Birthday Candle Wish?

Coin in a fountain: 33.7%
Birthday candle wish: 66.3%
Men: 33.3% 66.7%
Women: 34.7% 65.3%
Prediction Accuracy: 71.3%

National Poll: When making decisions, are you... Impulsive or Careful?

Impulsive: 33.1%
Careful: 66.9%
Men: 33.5% 66.5%
Women: 32.0% 68.0%
Prediction Accuracy: 61.6%

National Poll: Is it Called Pop or Soda?

Pop: 24.9%
Soda: 75.1%
Men: 24.3% 75.7%
Women: 26.6% 73.4%
Prediction Accuracy: 76.5%

This was a poll that I was always hoping would come up. I had even submitted it to Nintendo. What I find most interesting is how this justifies the evolution of my own language. I grew up calling it "pop" but now (especially after having moved to an area that is heavily influenced by the Spanish language) I call it "soda". This is reflected in the National Results by Region.