Is It Important to Leave an Inheritance for Your Children? — Survey of the Day
It seems an increasing number of baby boomers are following the lead of billionaire Warren Buffett, who has pledged to leave almost all of fortune to charity rather than his children.
Dying Man Blows Life Savings On Bucket List — Then Finds Out He’s Perfectly Healthy
In May 2010, Frank was told the cancer he had been struggling with had spread to his heart and he only had a few months to live, so the 69-year old New Zealand man decided to spend his remaining days in luxury. Bad move.
What Time Do You Wake Up in the Morning? — Survey of the Day
Due to differing work schedules and circadian rhythms, there really isn’t much of a universal time when people wake up in the morning.
Who Do You Want to Write a New National Anthem? — Survey of the Day
Francis Scott Key, who was a lawyer and an amateur poet, wrote the lyrics to ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 1814. While nobody is suggesting our national anthem should be replaced, if it was it would probably be done by more of a singer-songwriter type. But which one?
Study Suggests Eating Organic Food Makes You a Jerk
Someone who goes out of their way to eat organic food may be perceived to be smug. A new study published this week in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science has not only confirmed this stereotype, but found evidence to suggest eating organic food can actually make a person into a bit of a jerk.
Do You Answer Telephone Surveys? – Survey of the Day
When news organization want to find out what the public thinks about an issue, they often turn to opinion polling. Most of these surveys are of the telephone variety, meaning a random sample of people are called and asked if they would like to participate in a poll. According to the Pew Research Center – which does a great deal of opinion polling — most say no.
Do You Think Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal? — Survey of the Day
Gay marriage is in the news this week, with people on both sides of the issue scoring victories of sorts.
Has the Internet Had a Positive Effect On Culture? — Survey of the Day
If you are reading this, you are on the internet. The World Wide Web went commercial about 1990, and over the last couple decades it’s come to completely change the way we communicate and get information. But is it a change for the better?
Should the United States Get Rid of the Penny? – Survey of the Day
Last month Canada joined countries like Australia and Great Britain in eliminating the penny. Is the United States next?
Did an Actual Fireball Shoot Through the Sky in Texas?
The folks in San Antonio, Texas got quite a treat earlier this month when an unexplained fireball, or rather something that looked like a fireball streaked across the midday sky.