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Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
When do you start shopping for Christmas gifts?

  • Year-round - I frequently see things, buy them, and set them aside.: 24.5% (90 votes)
  • October: 6.8% (25 votes)
  • November, before Thanksgiving: 10.6% (39 votes)
  • Thanksgiving weekend: 10.9% (40 votes)
  • After Thanksgiving weekend: 25.3% (93 votes)
  • A week or less before Christmas: 22.0% (81 votes)

368 votes cast


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

At what age are children too old to trick-or-treat door to door?

  • 10: 9.5% (20 votes)
  • 11: 2.8% (6 votes)
  • 12: 29.4% (62 votes)
  • 13: 30.3% (64 votes)
  • 14: 5.7% (12 votes)
  • 15: 8.5% (18 votes)
  • Anyone should be able to trick-or-treat: 12.8% (27 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 0.9% (2 votes)

211 votes cast


Monday, October 24, 2016

What food or beverage do you most associate with Christmas? (We apologize for asking this so early -- it's for a special project we're working on in advance.)

  • Apple cider: 1.2% (2 votes)
  • Boiled custard: 11.4% (19 votes)
  • Candy canes: 10.2% (17 votes)
  • Chocolate fudge: 5.4% (9 votes)
  • Cookies: 1.8% (3 votes)
  • Eggnog: 22.9% (38 votes)
  • Fruitcake: 7.2% (12 votes)
  • Gingerbread: 3.6% (6 votes)
  • Ham: 10.2% (17 votes)
  • Hot chocolate or cocoa: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • Mixed nuts: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • Pecan pie: 2.4% (4 votes)
  • Pumpkin Pie: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Sweet Potato Pie: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Prime Rib: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • Tamales: 2.4% (4 votes)
  • Turkey: 3.0% (5 votes)
  • Dressing: 13.9% (23 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 2.4% (4 votes)

166 votes cast


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Favorite part of fall?

  • Football season: 32.2% (137 votes)
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, warmer clothing: 12.7% (54 votes)
  • Pumpkin spice whatever: 3.1% (13 votes)
  • Fall foliage: 25.9% (110 votes)
  • New TV season: 6.4% (27 votes)
  • Halloween: 3.3% (14 votes)
  • Thanksgiving: 11.1% (47 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 5.4% (23 votes)

425 votes cast


Friday, August 26, 2016

How many Optimist Club donuts do you, personally, consume during the show each year?

  • None: 49.7% (160 votes)
  • 1: 5.0% (16 votes)
  • 2: 8.7% (28 votes)
  • 3: 6.2% (20 votes)
  • More than 3: 30.4% (98 votes)

322 votes cast


Monday, August 8, 2016

Do you feel better or worse about your personal financial situation than you did at this time last year?

  • Better: 24.9% (92 votes)
  • Worse: 50.5% (187 votes)
  • About the same: 24.6% (91 votes)

370 votes cast


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Do you think the two-party system, as it exists today, is good or bad for America?

  • Good: 21.9% (82 votes)
  • Bad: 58.3% (218 votes)
  • No better or worse than other systems: 19.8% (74 votes)

374 votes cast


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Which of these most closely reflects your opinion on personal fireworks (fireworks bought by individuals for home use)?

  • They're dangerous and often misused. Fireworks should be left to the professionals.: 17.4% (29 votes)
  • They're fine in some situations, but need to be regulated more closely: 22.8% (38 votes)
  • They're an Independence Day tradition, and should be left just as they are: 56.3% (94 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 3.6% (6 votes)

167 votes cast


Friday, March 11, 2016

Which of these is your favorite?

  • Batman: 37.9% (102 votes)
  • Superman: 62.1% (167 votes)

269 votes cast


Monday, January 4, 2016

Do you have a New Year's resolution?

  • Yes, related to diet and excercise: 14.1% (44 votes)
  • Yes, related to finances: 6.8% (21 votes)
  • Yes, related to religion or spirituality: 3.9% (12 votes)
  • Yes, of some other type: 5.8% (18 votes)
  • No: 69.5% (216 votes)

311 votes cast


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top local news story of 2015:

  • Dixie Parker dies, Calvert appointed to school board: 5.4% (8 votes)
  • Supermarket prevented on Madison Street: 2.0% (3 votes)
  • Kibble murdered, possibly in retaliation: 4.8% (7 votes)
  • Horse industry still embattled: 2.7% (4 votes)
  • Terrorist camp allegations discounted: 0.7% (1 vote)
  • Flume problems continue: 45.6% (67 votes)
  • Trucking company executive accused of embezzling $2 million: 3.4% (5 votes)
  • New industrial park moves closer to completion: 2.0% (3 votes)
  • Ice storm leaves thousands without power: 6.1% (9 votes)
  • Warm December leads to storm, tornado: 0.7% (1 vote)
  • North Main Street widening goes on ... and on: 10.9% (16 votes)
  • New library facility opens in May: 2.0% (3 votes)
  • County puts wheel tax on March ballot: 12.2% (18 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 1.4% (2 votes)

147 votes cast


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When do you do most of your Christmas shopping?

  • Before Thanksgiving: 16.3% (69 votes)
  • Black Friday: 9.7% (41 votes)
  • After Black Friday: 44.7% (189 votes)
  • At the last minute: 29.3% (124 votes)

423 votes cast


Monday, October 26, 2015

How old is too old for Trick-or-Treating?

  • 9: 3.1% (14 votes)
  • 10: 9.0% (41 votes)
  • 11: 6.2% (28 votes)
  • 12: 21.5% (98 votes)
  • 13: 34.9% (159 votes)
  • 14: 9.5% (43 votes)
  • 15: 5.1% (23 votes)
  • 16: 2.6% (12 votes)
  • 17: 4.4% (20 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 3.7% (17 votes)

455 votes cast


Friday, September 25, 2015

Do you like retailers' tendency to put holiday merchandise in the stores well in advance of a given holiday season?

  • Yes; I like to shop early: 16.9% (85 votes)
  • No; it's annoying: 83.1% (419 votes)

504 votes cast


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What best represents the end of summer for you?

  • First day of school: 8.1% (35 votes)
  • Labor Day weekend: 31.1% (134 votes)
  • Fall equinox: 8.4% (36 votes)
  • Start of new TV season: 3.2% (14 votes)
  • Start of football season: 20.2% (87 votes)
  • First day cool enough for long sleeves: 25.5% (110 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 3.5% (15 votes)

431 votes cast


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Do you plan to attend the carnival at this year's Celebration?

  • Yes, the carnival only: 2.6% (8 votes)
  • Yes, while on my way to or from the horse show: 4.6% (14 votes)
  • Some family members will attend the carnival, others the show: 3.3% (10 votes)
  • I plan to attend the horse show but not the carnival: 17.7% (54 votes)
  • I will not attend either: 71.8% (219 votes)

305 votes cast


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Which late night host, departed during the shakeup of the past two years, will you / do you miss the most?

  • David Letterman: 19.0% (94 votes)
  • Jon Stewart: 10.3% (51 votes)
  • Jay Leno: 33.9% (168 votes)
  • Craig Ferguson: 3.8% (19 votes)
  • None of the above: 33.1% (164 votes)

496 votes cast


Monday, July 27, 2015

Do you plan to update your home computer to Windows 10 after it is released this week?

  • Yes: 18.7% (38 votes)
  • No: 56.7% (115 votes)
  • Not sure: 17.7% (36 votes)
  • My computer is not compatible: 6.9% (14 votes)

203 votes cast


Monday, July 13, 2015

What beverage do you turn to to help beat the heat?

  • Water: 53.8% (210 votes)
  • Sports drink (Gatorade / Powerade / etc.): 6.9% (27 votes)
  • Soft drink (Coke / Pepsi / etc.): 5.9% (23 votes)
  • Lemonade: 3.6% (14 votes)
  • Iced tea: 19.5% (76 votes)
  • Juice: 0.3% (1 vote)
  • Beer: 8.2% (32 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 1.8% (7 votes)

390 votes cast


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In honor of this weekend's Tennessee State Chili Championship cook-off, what's your favorite topping or accompaniment for chili?

  • Cheese: 55.7% (103 votes)
  • Diced onions: 4.9% (9 votes)
  • Sour cream: 9.2% (17 votes)
  • Saltine crackers: 19.5% (36 votes)
  • Oyster crackers: 5.9% (11 votes)
  • Hot sauce: 2.2% (4 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 2.7% (5 votes)

185 votes cast


Monday, June 29, 2015

For people who live in residential areas, what's your attitude towards fireworks?

  • The more the merrier -- it's just fun!: 20.0% (48 votes)
  • I don't mind them on the actual holiday, but am annoyed when they're fired off on other days: 55.0% (132 votes)
  • They're a nuisance and only professional displays should be allowed: 25.0% (60 votes)

240 votes cast


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Do you plan any sort of vegetable garden this year?

  • A few plants but not a full garden: 39.0% (168 votes)
  • A garden with several different types of vegetables: 27.6% (119 votes)
  • No, nothing: 33.4% (144 votes)

431 votes cast


Monday, March 16, 2015

Have you ever written your state legislator or U.S. congressman to express your opinion on an issue?

  • Yes: 58.7% (172 votes)
  • No: 41.3% (121 votes)

293 votes cast


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

If the U.S. were to do away with the twice-annual time change, which way would you rather see the time set year-round?

  • Standard time, even though it would mean an hour less of after-work daylight during the summer months: 36.1% (103 votes)
  • Daylight saving time, even though it would increase the frequency of children waiting for school buses in the dark: 63.9% (182 votes)

285 votes cast


Monday, February 23, 2015

For city residents only: During last week's severe weather, which suspended garbage pickup, did you accumulate more trash than would fit in your city-provided container?

  • Yes: 59.9% (136 votes)
  • No: 40.1% (91 votes)

227 votes cast