Category Archives: Public Opinion/Social Research

Harris Poll charts 2013 highs and lows for celebs, pols

What do the cast of Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Christie have in common? According to a press release on the latest Harris Poll of 2,039 U.S. adults surveyed online between December 6 and 10, 2013, they’ve had among … Continue reading

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Insights in Action: Lingerie makers, here’s where your sweet spots are

According to the Interweb, that unimpeachable source of truth, some of the warning signs that a spouse is cheating – along the usual behavioral indications – include a variety of changes in consumption habits: buying a gym membership to get … Continue reading

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Do elections bring out the worst in research?

Two weeks ago, I received a call on our landline phone from a local number and woman’s name I didn’t recognize. When I answered, a man said that he was conducting a nationwide political poll. Without identifying himself or the … Continue reading

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Fans and followers fail to bring ‘Digital Death’ campaign to life

I was first alerted to the celebrity Digital Death campaign in the first few days of December when my favorite celeb-razzing blog joked that the charity might have more success if the donations went to permanently shutting down the Twitter … Continue reading

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