10-2008 Jan 17, Who will win the US Democratic Nomination: Hillary
Clinton or Barack Obama?
With 485 votes cast Hillary won 32% and Barack
2008 Jan 17-2008 Jan 24, With
the US in a recession, who do you think is more capable of leading
the country back to prosperity: Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?
With 401 votes cast Hillary won 36% and Barack
2008 Jan 24-2008 Jan 31, Are
you over 25 years of age or under?
With 150 votes cast, 59% were 25 years old or
under and 41% were over 25.
2008 Jan 31-2008 Feb 7, Stolen
laptops and computer data breeches have been much in the news. In
response computer manufacturers have been placing new hardware on
motherboards. Have you ever heard of the Trusted Programming Module
With 78 votes cast, 17% said yes, and 83% said
2008 Feb 7-2008 Feb 14, Who do
you think will become the next president of the United States:
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or John McCain?
With 280 votes cast, 50% said Obama, 28% said
Clinton and 22% said McCain.
2008 Feb 14-2008 Feb 21, Which
is the more significant issue confronting the world at large: Global
warming or religious fundamentalism?
With 158 votes cast global warming topped
religious fundamentalism 63% to 37%.
2008 Feb 21-2008 Feb 28, Would
you consider yourself generally an optimist or a pessimist?
With 118 votes cast 64% said they were optimists
and 36% said they were pessimists.
2008 Feb 28- Mar 6, Do you
believe in “God”?
With 264 votes cast 86% said yes and 14% said no.
2008 Mar 6-Mar 13, Do you
believe in the “devil”?
With 159 votes cast 59% said yes and 43% said no.
2008 Mar 13-20, Do you believe
With 203 votes cast 80% said yes and 20% said no.
2008 Mar 20-27, Do you believe
in evolution as outlined by Darwin?
With 132 votes cast 49% said yes and 51% said no.
2008 Mar 27-Apr 3, Assume you
are well off and somebody gave you $100 asking that you donate part
of this gift to charity. Which amount would you likely donate: $80,
$60, $50, $40, $20, 0?
With 99 votes cast 34% said $80, 8% said $60, 16%
said 50$, 11% said $40, 19% said $20 and 11% said 0.
2008 Apr 3-Apr10, Do you think
that freedom of speech includes the right to mock the religious
beliefs of other people?
With 112 votes cast 43% said yes and 57% said no.
2008 Apr 10-17, Wikipedia was
launched in 2001, 9 years after the timelines.ws project and has
become very successful due to user input. Do you think the
timelines.ws project should open up to user input?
With 97 votes cast 44% said yes, 25% said no, and
31% said Don’t care.
2008 Apr 17-24, Do you find the
the timelines.ws project a useful resource?
With 168 votes cast 32% said yes, 11% said no, 9%
said its ok and 48% said it sucks.
2008 Apr 24-May 1, Do you think
the US is in a recession or just an economic slowdown?
With 75 votes cast 69% said recession and 31%
2008 May 1-May 8, Do you think
Rev. Wright has significantly hurt the presidential prospects of Sen
With 83 votes cast 60% said yes and 40% said no.
2008 May 8-May 15, Do you think
Barack Obama should offer the position of vice-president to Hillary
With 122 votes cast 43% said yes and 57% said no.
2008 May 15-May 22, Do you
think Barack Obama should offer the position of vice-president to
John Edwards or Hillary Clinton?
With 104 votes cast 59% said Edwards and 41% said
2008 May 22- May 29, When
Barack Obama is elected president would you like to see him offer
the position of Sec. of State to Hillary Clinton or retain
With about 50 votes cast 50% said Clinton and 50%
said Rice (minor flaws experienced in data processing).
2008 May 29-Jun 5, Do you
invest in the stock market? Major computer manufacturers are
including a hardware-based solution
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module) for security
in new laptop computers. See
With 17 votes cast 53% said yes and 47% said no.
2008 Jun 5-Jun 12, Do you think
Barack Obama will defeat John McCain in the November US presidential
With 68 votes cast 74% said Yes and 26% said No.
2008 Jun 12-Jun 19, Which of
the following is closest to your favorite type of music: Classical,
Country, Electronic, Jazz, or Rock?
With 52 votes cast 15% said Classical, 12% said
Country, 6% said Electronic, 10% said Jazz and 58% said Rock.
2008 Jun 19-Jun 26, Are you
male of female?
With 50 votes cast 62% said male, and 38% said
2008 Jun 26-Jul 3, Do you think
Zimbabwe’s Pres. Mugabe should be ousted by force?
With 37 votes cast 84% said yes, and 16% said no.
2008 Jul 3-Jul 10, Do you think
the US will emerge from recession within the next 6 months?
With 34 votes cast 38% said yes, and 62% said no.
2008 Jul 10-Jul 24, Do you tend
to favor activities that match your personal level of complexity or
do you favor activities that just provide you pleasure?
With 16 votes cast 62% said complexity, and 38%
2008 Jul 24-Aug 7, If you were
old and infirm would you like to have the option of suicide to
terminate your life?
With 66 votes cast 64% said yes, and 36% said no.
2008 Aug 7-Aug 21, The Olympics
have become a major platform for sounding various political
concerns. Do you favor this trend or consider it a distortion of the
Olympic motto: Citius, altius, fortius-swifter, higher, stronger.
With 70 votes cast 19% said yes, the Olympics are
fair game for politics, while 81% said no, the games should not be
2008 Aug 21-Sep 4, Russian
forces, despite promises of withdrawal, remain deep inside the
territory of Georgia, a hopeful member of NATO. Do you think NATO
should forcefully confront the Russian incursion?
With 84 votes cast 58% said yes, while 42% said
2008 Sep 4-Sep 18, Do you think
Sen. John McCain made a good choice in selecting Gov. Palin of
Alaska as the GOP vice-presidential nominee?
With 299 votes cast 48% said yes, while 52% said
2008 Sep 18-Oct 2, Has the
current financial crises seriously affected you or your family?
With 97 votes cast 58% said yes, while 42% said
2008 Oct 2-Oct 16, Did you read
any books last month?
With 136 votes cast 25% said no, while 75% said
2008 Oct 16-Oct 30, Do you
subscribe to any of the social networking web sites, such as
Facebook, or MySpace?
With 111 votes cast 29% said Facebook, 31% said
Myspace, 5% said other and 36% said no.
2008 Oct 30-Nov 13, Would you
support a move by the new US administration to end sanctions against
With 102 votes cast 63% said yes, 37% said no.
2008 Nov 13-Nov 27, Do you like
With 181 votes cast 75% said yes, 25% said no.
2008 Nov 27- Dec 11, In an
attempt to identify the dominant culprit of the current worldwide
economic crises, would you put primary blame on int’l. corporate
policy, int’l government policy, int’l. individual behavior, or a
combination of all the above.
With 98 votes cast 13% said int’l. corporate
policy, 16% said int’l. government policy, 8% said int’l. individual
behavior and 62% said a combination of all the above.
2008 Dec 11-Dec 25, Under the
current severe economic conditions would you support a temporary
minimum 10% reduction in the salaries of all federal and state
government employees to be matched by management in public and
With 63 votes cast 59% said yes, 41% said no.
2008 Dec 25-Jan 7, Do you
believe that it is paramount for the United States to maintain its
status as the world’s No. 1 military power?
With 81 votes cast 65% said yes, 35% said no.
2009 Jan 7-Jan 21, Do you
support Israel’s current incursion into Gaza?
With 174 votes cast 42% said yes, 58% said no.
2009 Jan 21-Feb 4, Are you
confident that Pres. Obama will manage to get the US economy moving
forward within 6-12 months?
With 210 votes cast 55% said yes, 45% said no.
2009 Feb 4-Feb 18, Do you tend
to trust religious leaders, such as Pope Benedict XVI, the Dalai
Lama, Desmond Tutu and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, more than current
political leaders, such as Dmitry Medvedev, Barack Obama, Gordon
Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy?
With 62 votes cast 60% said yes, 40% said no.
2009 Feb 18-Mar 4, Karl Marx in
Das Kapital identified over-production as an essential flaw in
capitalist economics. He did not predict that large scale scammers
such as Bernie Madoff would work as negative forces in capitalist
economics. Nor did he perceive the effect of real estate speculation
in economic cycles. He did identify the finance sector as smoke and
mirrors and its wealth as fictitious capital. Do you think Marx’s
analysis is valid in today’s global economic crises.
With 72 votes cast 64% said yes, 36% said no.
2009 Mar 4-Mar 18, Do you think
that the US federal and state governments should temporarily allow a
reduction of minimum wage requirements, e.g. by 10% for one year, to
help qualifying businesses under severe pressure to survive to
remain in business.
With 82 votes cast 26% said yes, 74% said no.
2009 Mar 18-Apr 1, The
International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague has recently issued
an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for crimes
against humanity in Darfur. In 2002 the US moved to withdraw its
signature supporting the ICC. Do you think that the US should
reinstate its membership in the ICC?
With 47 votes cast 57% said yes, 43% said no.
2009 Apr 1-Apr 15, Do you
attend some sort of religious service at least once a week?
With 109 votes cast 61% said yes, 39% said no.
2009 Apr 15-Apr 29, Do you
believe that the US government should decriminalize drug abuse?
With 122 votes cast 52% said yes, 48% said no.
2009 Apr 29-May 13, A summary
of daily events is posted every morning on our sister site at:
www.timelinesdb.com. Would you like to see a daily blog with user
feedback discussing these events. If you would like to run such a
blog please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is some potential
for a little income here.
With 24 votes cast 46% said yes, 54% said no.
2009 May 13-May 27, Do you
support the death penalty for those convicted of heinous
With 155 votes cast 63% said yes, 37% said no.
2009 May 27-Jun 10, A handful
of US states now acknowledge gay marriages. Do you believe same-sex
marriages should be acceptable nationwide?
With 121 votes cast 51% said yes, 49% said no.
2009 Jun 10-Jun 24, Do you
support a single payer national medical insurance system?
With 40 votes cast 57% said yes, 42% said no.
2009 Jun 24-Jul 8, Have you
listened to the Randy Barton “Today in History” audio via the
link near the top of this page? If yes please respond with one of
the following ratings: A = very good, C = take it or leave it, U = a
waste of time. If you have not tried it, please take a listen and
come back to vote.
With 14 votes cast 29% said A, 36% said C and 36%
2009 Jul 8-Jul 22, Which of the
following would you most prefer for a pet: Dog, Cat, Other, or None.
With 78 votes cast 60% said Dog, 15% said Cat, 9%
said Other and 15% said none.
2009 Jul 22-Aug 5, On July 21,
2009, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled
that police who tell investigators about alleged corruption in their
departments have no constitutional protection for their statements
and can be fired. Do you agree?
With 49 votes cast 18% said yes, 82% said no.
2009 Aug 5-Aug 19, Which of the
following musical instruments do you think is the most difficult to
learn: A) Accordion, B) Clarinet) C) Guitar, D) Piano, E) Saxophone,
F) Violin, G) Other.
With 109 votes cast 30% said accordion, 8% said
clarinet, 6% said guitar, 8% said piano, 5% said saxophone, 28% said
violin, and 14% said other.
2009 Aug 19-Sep 2, Which of the
following professional careers do you respect most: A) Engineer B)
Lawyer C) Nurse D) Medical doctor E) Police officer F) Politician G)
With 95 votes cast 16% said engineer, 5% said
lawyer, 16% said nurse, 26% said medical doctor, 18% said police
officer, 0% said politician, and 19% said other.
2009 Sep 2-Sep 16, Which of the
following professional people do you believe are most overpaid: A)
Corporate CEOs B) Doctors C) Lawyers D) Politicians E) Prof.
Athletes F) Other
With 46 votes cast (this period is skewed due to
the transition to new home page) 39% said Corporate CEOs, 4% said
Doctors, 13% said Lawyers, 4% said Politicians, 39% said
Professional athletes, 0% said other.
2009 Sep 16-Sep 30, Do you like
the new Timelines of History front page format?
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care.
With 108 votes cast 30% said yes, 36% said no,
34% said don’t care.
2009 Sep 30-Oct 14, Which of
the following professional sports do you like the most: A) Baseball
B) Basketball C) Football D) Soccer E) Other F) None.
With 209 votes cast 13% said Baseball, 20% said
Basketball, 24% said Football, 20% said Soccer, 16% said other and
7% said none.
2009 Oct 14-Oct 28, As ancient
humans began to develop which do you think came first: A) The human
belief in spirits B) The human taming of fire.
With 228 votes cast 68% said human belief in
spirits came first, 32% said the taming of fire came first.
2009 Oct 28-Nov 11, Who do you
think first came up with the idea of a single god: A)
Extra-terrestrial aliens B) The Neanderthals or Cro-Magnon man C)
Human ancestors after the last ice age D) Moses E) Other.
With 255 votes cast 11% said Extra-terrestrial
aliens, 11% said The Neanderthals or Cro-Magnon man, 31% said Human
ancestors after the last ice age, 20% said Moses, and 27% said
2009 Nov 11-Nov 25, In regards
to intellect, and relative to your peers, would you consider
yourself A) Average, B) Above average or C) Below average.
With 253 votes cast 26% said Average, 68% said
Above average, and 6% said Below average.
2009 Nov 25-Dec 9, On the
general political spectrum would you consider yourself A) Biased to
the left B) Biased to the right C) Pretty much dead center.
With 243 votes cast 41% said Biased to the left,
29% said Biased to the right, and 30% said Pretty much dead center.
2009 Dec 9-Dec 23, Do the arts
(e.g. film, literature, music, painting, theater) play a significant
role in your life?
A) Yes, B) No
With 225 votes cast 83% said yes, and 17% said
2009 Dec 23-Jan 6, Iain
McGilchrest recently authored “The Master and His Emissary: The
Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.” He noted how the
left side of the brain specializes in narrowly focused attention and
how the right side attends to broader contexts. Would you consider
yourself to be more prone to left-brain, right-brain behavior, or
pretty well balanced.
A) Left brain B) Right brain C) Well balanced
With 121 votes cast 22% said left brain, 54% said
Right brain and 24% said Well balanced.
2010 Jan 6-Jan 20, What is your
main source for daily world news:
A) Newspaper B) TV C) Internet D) Radio E) Other
With 273 votes cast 5% said Newspaper, 24% said
TV, 60% said Internet, 5% said Radio and 5% said other.
2010 Jan 20-Feb 3, Do you think
that the election of a Republican Senator in Massachusetts
represents a serious setback to the policies of Pres. Barack Obama
and his Democratic administration?
A) Yes B) No C) No big deal D) I do not care.
With 684 votes cast 56% said Yes, 18% said No,
10% said No big deal, and 16% said I do not care.
2010 Feb 3-Feb 17, Do you try
to recycle your used material as much as possible?
A) Yes B) Sometimes C) No
With 246 votes cast 59% said Yes, 23% said
Sometimes, 18% said No.
2010 Feb 17-Mar 3, If this Web
site were to begin charging an annual access fee, would you be
willing pay? A)Yes B) No
If so, which of the following amounts would you
consider to be most reasonable:
A) $0 B) $5 C)$10 D)$15.
With 237 votes cast 1.7% said Yes, 71.3% said no,
17.3% said $0/yr, 3% said $5/yr, 3.4% said $10/yer, and 3.4% said
2010 Mar 3-Mar 17, Do you
support Pres. Obama’s efforts to push his Health Care plan through
A) Yes B) No C) Do not care.
With 343 votes cast 41.1% said Yes, 46.1%
said No, and 12.8% said Do not care.
2010 Mar 17-Mar 31, Do you
consider yourself to be a student, a teacher, a writer, a journalist
or part of some other category?
A) Student B) Teacher C) Writer D) Journalist E)
With 283 votes cast 60% said Student, 13% said
Teacher, 7% said Writer, 1% said Journalist, and 19% said Other.
2010 Mar 31-Apr 14, The US
educational system is currently under a lot of criticism for not
meeting minimal government standards. Which of the following
entities do you think is most responsible for poor US student
A) Family environment B) The federal government
C) Local school boards D) Students E) Teachers F) Other.
With 198 votes cast 41% said Family environment,
21% said the federal government, 14% said Local school boards, 13%
said Students, 9% said Teachers, and 2% said other.
2010 Apr 14-Apr 28, Do you
think that the current ongoing scandal of Catholic clerical
pedophilia is predominantly a result of A) Faulty theology B) Poor
clerical training C) Bad leadership D) Muckraking journalism E)
Human biology F) Other
With 189 votes cast 25% said Faulty theology, 7%
said Poor clerical training, 25% said Bad leadership, 10% said
Muckraking journalism, 16% said Human biology, and 16% said other.
2010 Apr 28-May 12, The average
cost of this year’s decennial US Census is estimated at $46.93 per
person compared to 1.13 cents in 1790. Note that the value of $1.00
in 1790 is comparable to over $42.00 in 2010. So the approximate
increase in cost is more like a factor around 100, rather than
something around 4,000. Note also that most census expense goes
directly into the US economy in the form of pay to part-time census
workers. Do you think that this is money well spent?
With 80 votes cast 64% said Yes, 35% said No.
2010 May 12-26, Bertrand
Russell said: “Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for
knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These
passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a
wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very
verge of despair.”
Have you read anything by Bertrand Russell?
With 69 votes cast 69.6% said No and 30.4% said
2010 May 26-Jun 9, Outside of
physical presence, what is your most preferred method of
A) Telephone B) E-mail C) Letter D) Social
network (e.g. Facebook)
With 45 votes cast 44% said Telephone, 42% said
E-mail, 0% said letter and 13% said Social network.
2010 Jun 9-June 23, Outside of
physical presence, what form of communication do you appreciate the
A) Telephone call B) E-mail C) Letter D) Social
network notice (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
With 45 votes cast 27% said Telephone call, 34%
said E-mail, 27% said letter and 12% said Social network.
2010 Jun 23-Jul 7, How do you
spend most of your free time?
With 35 votes cast 3% said Socializing, 43% said
Computer related activities, 29% said reading, 6% said Music related
activities and 20% said other.
A) Socializing B) Computer related activities C)
Reading D) Music related activities E) Other
2010 Jul 7-Jul 21, Looking at
your personal future over the next 2-3 years would you consider
yourself to be optimistic, pessimistic or simply without a clue?
With 51 votes cast 55% said Optimist, 25% said
Pessimist, and 20% said Clueless.
A) Optimist B) Pessimist C) Clueless
2010 Jul 21- Aug 4, Does your
household tolerate 4-letter swearing?
A) Yes B) No
With 48 votes cast 33% said Yes, 67% said
2010 Aug 4 - Aug 18, When
confronted with a difficult decision, which of the following is most
dominant in your decision process:
A) Emotion B) Logic C) Politics D) Religion E)
With 58 votes cast 12% said Emotion, 59%
said Logic, 3% said Politics, 24% said religion, 2% said other.
2010 Aug 18 – Aug Sep 1, “He
Who Must Not Be Named” refers to:
A) A biblical figure B) A character in Chinese
history C) A character in a novel D) A Mexican drug lord. The answer
here is a character in a Harry Potter novel.
With 152 votes cast 30.3% said Biblical
figure, 5.9% said Character in Chinese history, 57.9% said Character
in a novel and 5.9% said Mexican drug lord.
2010 Sep 1- Sep 15, The US Tea
Party is said to be invigorating the Republican Party. Would you
like to have daily tea with the US Tea Party:
A) Yes B) No
With 103 votes cast 40% said Yes, 60% said
2010 Sep 15 - Sep 29, In
November, 2010, elections do you think the Republican party will win
control of the US Congress.
A) House of Representatives only B) Senate
only C) Both D) Neither
With 116 votes cast 11% said House of
Representatives only, 10% said Senate only, 41% said both, 38% said
2010 Sep 29 – Oct 13, Do you
support legalizing marijuana for personal use.
A)Yes B) No C) Unsure
With 130 votes cast 62% said Yes, 34% said
No, and 5% said Unsure.
2010 Oct 13 – Oct 27, Spitting
in the street, commonly observed among young men these days, is most
likely attributed to:
A) Environmental pollution B) Attitude related to
exposed underwear C) Attitude unrelated to exposed underwear D) A
personal social statement E) Clint Eastwood F) Other
With 75 votes cast 4% said A, 8% said B, 5%
said C, 40% said D, 21% said E, 21% said other.
2010 Oct 27 – Nov 10, Can you
think of an American politician better than Pres. Obama to lead the
US at this point in time? You can use the TL Facebook link to
With 145 votes cast 52% said Yes and 48%
said No. Not details were specified.
2010 Nov 10 – Nov 24, Who
cleans up after dinner at your residence?
A) Mother B) Father C) User D) It rotates E)
Child F) Everybody F) Other
With 160 votes cast 34% said Mother, 6%
said Father, 4% said User, 11% said It rotates, 12% said Child, 29%
said Everybody, 4% said Other
2010 Nov 24 – Dec 8, You are
assigned to organize a major project. Your general approach would
A) Sub-divide project and assign tasks B) Build a
base and work up C) Negotiate and integrate all involved parties D)
With 40 votes cast 28% said Sub-divide, 40%
said Build a base, 22% said Negotiate, and 10% said Other.
2010 Dec 8 – Dec 22, Do you
support WikiLeaks-type exposure (http://wikileaks.org/) of corporate
and world government activities.
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care.
With 95 votes cast 54% said Yes, 32% said
No, 15% said Don’t care.
2010 Dec 22 – Jan 5, Does a
user’s prolific use of profane language enhance or detract your
esteem of that person.
A) Esteem enhanced B) Esteem reduced C)
Irrelevant D) Depends on circumstances
With 63 votes cast 6% said esteem enhanced,
56% said esteem reduce, 8% said irrelevant, 30% said depends on
2011 Jan 5 – Jan 19, Which of
the following countries do you think is the most threatening to
A) China, B) Iran, C) Israel, D) North Korea, E)
Pakistan, F) USA
With 279 votes cast 14% said China, 13%
said Iran, 4% said Israel, 27% said North Korea, 11% said Pakistan
and 32% said USA.
2011 Jan 19 – Feb 2, Who makes
A) Self B) Mother C) Wife D) Other E) Nobody, it
With 212 votes cast 44% said Self, 8% said
Mother, 2% said Wife, 1% said Other, and 45% said Nobody, it stays
2011 Feb 2-Feb 9: Are you
familiar with fake food?
A) Yes B) No
With 17 votes cast 24% said Yes, 76% said
2011 Feb 9-Feb 23: Our human
mind experiences significant idle time (i.e. day dreaming). Which of
the following topics occupies most of your mind’s idle time:
A) Business/Money B) Personal Issues C) Personal
Relations D) Politics E) Sex F) Other
With 144 votes cast 10% said Business/Money, 24%
said Personal Issues, 15% said Personal Relations, 4% Politics, 36%
said Sex and 12% Other.
2011 Feb 23-Mar 9: Following
government upsets in Tunisia and Egypt, which of the following
governments do you think will fall next?
A) Bahrain B) Ivory Coast C) Libya D) North Korea
E) Yemen F) Other
With 125 votes cast 6% said Bahrain, 2% said
Ivory Coast, 69% said Libya, 8% said North Korea, 8% Yemen, and 6%
2011 Mar 9-Mar 23: Which of the
following represents your primary means of transportation: A) Car B)
Bicycle C) Public transit D) Walking E) Other
With 102 votes cast 70% said Car, 3% said
Bicycle, 7% said Public transit, 17% said Walking and 4% Other.
2011 Mar 23-Apr 6: Would you
like to watch a regular evening program titled something like: “The
Best of YouTube Today.”
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care
With 99 votes cast 43% said Yes, 26% said No and
30% said Don’t care.
2011 Apr 6-Apr 20: Who for the
most part washes your dishes:
A) Self B) Spouse C) Mother E) Father F) Sibling
With 115 votes cast 43% said Self, 9% said
Spouse, 33% said Mother, 7% said Father, 1% said Sibling and 7% said
2011 Apr 20-May 4: Would you
like to see a professional Web site that displays US medical costs
in a well-structured table form per procedure, including laboratory
costs per test as well as the average cost of routine doctor and
specialized doctor visits organized geographically by provider by US
state. Such a site might also include comparative annual medical
insurance rates in all their permutations organized by company.
A) Yes B) No C) Will never happen D) Don’t Care
With 28 votes cast 54% said Yes, 7% said No, 4%
said Will never happen, and 36% said Don’t care.
2011 May 4-May 18, Do you think
the US legal system is geared to financially benefit the legal
community, where everybody gets paid except the jurors and the
defendants. Or are high legal costs just the price we need to pay
A) System benefits the legal community B) It’s
just the cost of “Justice.” C) Do not care D) Other.
With 61 votes cast 64% said System benefits legal
community, 11% said It’s just the cost of “Justice.” 15% said Do not
care, and 10% said Other.
2011 May 18-Jun 1, If you have
a cell phone how much is your monthly bill?
A) Under $25 B) $25-$50 C) $50-$75 D) over $75 E)
Do not have cell phone.
With 37 votes cast 8% said under $25, 16% said
$25-$50,” 43% said over $75, and 19% said do not have a cell phone.
2011 Jun 1-15, What is your
A) Cake B) Fruit C) Ice cream D) Pie E) Other
With 85 votes cast 20% said Cake, 11% said
Fruit,” 40% said Ice cream, 18% said Pie and 12% said Other.
2011 Jun 15- 29, How much TV do
A) One hour or less per day B) 1-2 hours per day
C) 3 or more hours per day.
With 68 votes cast 44% said One hour or less per
day, 31%% said 1-2 hours per day,” 25%% said 3 or more hours per
2011 Jun 29-Jul 13, How often
do you eat fast food?
A) Once per week or less B) 2-3 times per week C)
Over 4 times per week
With 29 votes cast 79% said Once per week or
less; 17% said 2-3 times per week,” 3% said Over 4 times per week.
2011 Jul 13-Aug 3, Who do you
think is most to blame for the US budget impasse?
A) The Democrats B) The Republicans C) President
With 117 votes cast 27% said The Democrats; 54%
said The Republicans,” 19% said President Obama.
2011 Aug 3-Sep 14, This
September 11 is the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World
Trade Center in NYC. The Twin Towers and Building 7 all collapsed at
various times in under ten seconds. Increasing evidence has mounted
that the Twin Towers and Building 7 collapsed due to controlled
demolition, in direct contradiction to the US government position
that their collapse was due to fire from the impacts of hijacked
airplane terrorist attacks. (See
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ptvvbaR0-U). Do you accept the US
A) Yes B) No C) Unsure.
With 197 votes cast 52% said Yes; 35% said No,”
13% said Unsure.
2011 Sep 14-Sep 28, Do you
think that Pres. Obama will be defeated in the 2012 elections?
A) Yes B) No C) Maybe.
With 161 votes cast 50% said Yes; 38% said No,”
12% said Maybe.
2011 Sep 28-Oct 19, In your
opinion which of the following animals best symbolize stock market
A) Fox B) Owl C) Lemming D) Pig E) Vulture
With 156 votes cast 19% said Fox; 10% said Owl,”
14% said Lemming; 23% said Pig; 35% said Vulture.
2011 Oct 19-Nov 2, Do you
support the “Occupy Wall Street “ movement?
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care
With 558 votes cast 56% said Yes; 25% said No,”
and 18% said Don’t care.
2011 Nov 2-Nov 16, In your
opinion might the “Occupy Wall Street” movement develop into a
significant political force in the United States?
A) Yes B) No C) Hope so D) Hope not E) Don’t care
With 507 votes cast 18% said Yes; 29% said No,”
29% said Hope so, 16% said Hope not, and 8% said Don’t care.
2011 Nov 16-Nov 30, Do you
think mandatory retirement should be required for government
officials, elected, appointed or hired, by age 70.
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care
With 124 votes cast 41% said Yes; 37% said No”
and 22% said Don’t care.
2011 Nov 30-Dec 8, Do you think
that the US corporate financial sector is adequately participating
in efforts to revitalize the economy?
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care
With 83 votes cast 12% said Yes; 72% said No” and
16% said Don’t care.
2011 Dec 8-Dec 28, How secure
are you with the economic future of the USA?
A) Very secure B) Somewhat secure C) Insecure D)
With 176 votes cast 9% said Very secure; 19% said
Somewhat secure: 60% said Insecure; 12% said don’t care.
2011 Dec 28- 2012 Feb 4,
Regarding the 2012 US presidential elections would you consider
A) Committed Democrat B) Committed Republican C)
Uncommitted Democrat D) Uncommitted Republican E) Other
With 481 votes cast 25% said Committed Democrat;
21% said Committed Republican; 16% said Uncommitted Democrat; 15%
said Uncommitted Republican; 23% said other.
2011 Feb 5- 2012 Mar 28, Do you
think that the US Republican Party will win the 2012 presidential
A) No B) Yes C) Don’t care.
With 730 votes cast 50% said no; 27 % said yes;
24% said don’t care.
2012 Mar 28, Iran would clearly
respond to an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities. How many
Israelis do you think might die in Iran’s immediate response.
A) 0-100 B) 100-1000 C) 1000-10,000 or
With 180 votes cast 17% said 0-100; 26% said
100-1000 and 57% said 1000-10,000 or more.
2012 Apr 25, Old oil tankers
could be refurbished to ship water to drought stricken populations
around the world. This could be tied to carbon credits for entities
supporting such shipments. It could also be tied to efforts by
receiving countries to provide fresh water to their needy citizens.
Would you support a UN effort to push in this direction.
A) Yes B) No C) Don’t care.
With 122 votes cast 73% said Yes;14% said No
and 13% said Don’t care.
2012 May 29, Who do you think
will win the 2011 US presidential elections?
A) Barack Obama B) Mitt Romney
With 437 votes cast 67% said Barack Obama;33%
said Mitt Romney.
2012 Aug 13, Would you like to
see Pres. Obama ask Vice-President Biden to become Sec. of State and
for Hillary Clinton to assume the role of Vice-President?
With 229 votes cast 29% said Yes; 23% said No.
17% said It will never happen, 13% said It won’t help, and 17% said
I do not care.
2012 Sep 12, The government of
Syria is in dire straits. Do you think it will collapse?
a) Within 6 months b) Within one year c) It will
not collapse d) Don’t care.
With 217 votes cast 27% said within 6 months. 27%
said within one year. 18% said it will not collapse. 28% said don’t
2012 Oct 17, Which US
presidential candidate do you think is most qualified to lead the
United States for the next four years.
a) Barack Obama b) Mitt Romney c) Neither d)
With 345 votes cast 52% said Barack Obama. 26%
said Mitt Romney. 17% said neither. 6% said don’t care.
2012 Nov 7, In your opinion
which of the following is most favored by the current American
A) Large corporations B) Lawyers C) The general
public D) Vested interests E) Other
With 267 votes cast 52% said Corporations. 11%
said lawyers. 8% said the general public. 22% said vested interests.
7% said others.
2013 Jan 17, Do you
support Bradley Manning?
With 204 votes cast 13% said Yes. 10% said No.
77% said Who is Bradley Manning.
2013 Nov 23, Which of the
following do you find most interesting:
A) History of Money. B) History of Religion. C)
History of technology.
With 113 votes 13.3% said money; 38.1$ said
religion and 48.7% said technology.