In a mobile survey conducted by Surveys on the Go in 2011, they have found that people not only get their daily updates on the news from websites, but mainly from Yahoo! News.
Although Google pretty much trumps Yahoo! in everything from basic search to maps usage, over 1500 of the 4000 participants surveys say they access Yahoo! regularly for news, whereas only 1100 normally check Google for news updates. (1000 of the surveyed panelists also get their news from CNN’s website).
In 2011, the Humane Society of the United States surveyed that although 78.2 million dogs were home-owned in the U.S., approximately only 1.6 million came from an animal shelter.
Here is another shocking statistic from the ASPCA:
Approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats).
That’s a lot of unwanted cuddly and cute pets. Have your pets spayed or neutered.
It’s no wonder they made that ASPCA/Sarah McLachlan commercial so sad.
Every time this is on:
I cannot help but:
If you think your girlfriend or wife is SUPER excited about Valentine’s Day, chances are you’re over-exaggerating.
A study conducted by Surveys on the Go via mobile app found that women are not as excited about the loving holiday as men think they are. On a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being extremely excited, men surveyed an average of 5.55 on how excited they think women are. Women, actually, surveyed at only 3.59 on being excited.
Conversely, the study also found that men are actually more excited (3.54) than women believe (2.18).
So, what’s with all this miscommunication? Are women less excited about Valentine’s Day because they don’t believe their partners will do a good job at celebrating the event? Do men wrongfully give off an apathetic vibe towards this holiday?
The survey also found that 41% of women prefer to receive jewelry, and only 7% prefer to receive a stuffed animal.
By the way, only 70% of people surveyed had a Valentine for the holiday, while the others ‘happily’ celebrated Singles Awareness Day.
If you think STDs in teenaged children is not a huge topic, you may want to think again. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that even though teenagers make up “25% of the sexually experienced population, nearly half of all STD cases occur in young people aged 15 to 24.”
In 2011, the CDC conducted a study amongst teenagers surveying their behaviors and how it may affect their health, including risks regarding STDs. They found that almost 34% of students surveyed had sexual intercourse at least 3 months before taking the survey, and only 60% of students who were sexually active used a condom.
For more information on how to educate your teen on the risks of sexual behaviors, visit the CDC website.
It comes as no surprise that Romney is slated to be the Republican Party’s Presidential nominee this year. The recent primary elections are a testament to that.
In a 1000 participant mobile survey conducted in January 2012 by Surveys on the Go, 60% of respondents predicted that Mitt Romney was going to win the Republican Presidential nomination.
Even though 44% of the respondents are between the ages of 18 to 29, only 28% were registered Republican and 24% were registered Democrat, with the other participants being either non-registered, registered Independent, or with another party.
In a 2011 survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 68.3% of high school graduates enrolled in college that same year.
58.5% of the nation’s 16- to 24-year-olds either were enrolled in high school or in college in October 2011.
In that same study, a statistic of note particularly stood out:
Of the 3.1 million youth age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2011, about 2.1 million (68.3 percent) were enrolled in college in October 2011. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates was slightly lower than the record high set in October 2009 (70.1 percent).
This survey shows that the college enrollment rate is steadily decreasing.