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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: 5.5% (8 votes)
  • Supermarket prevented on Madison Street: 2.1% (3 votes)
  • Kibble murdered, possibly in retaliation: 4.8% (7 votes)
  • Horse industry still embattled: 2.8% (4 votes)
  • Terrorist camp allegations discounted: 0.7% (1 vote)
  • Flume problems continue: 46.2% (67 votes)
  • Trucking company executive accused of embezzling $2 million: 3.4% (5 votes)
  • New industrial park moves closer to completion: 2.1% (3 votes)
  • Ice storm leaves thousands without power: 5.5% (8 votes)
  • Warm December leads to storm, tornado: 0.7% (1 vote)
  • North Main Street widening goes on ... and on: 11.0% (16 votes)
  • New library facility opens in May: 2.1% (3 votes)
  • County puts wheel tax on March ballot: 11.7% (17 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 1.4% (2 votes)

145 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: 36.0% (102 votes)
  • Daylight saving time, even though it would increase the frequency of children waiting for school buses in the dark: 64.0% (181 votes)

283 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


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In general, what do you think of the decisions made by local school officials to open and close schools due to weather?

  • They are too cautious and close schools unnecessarily: 10.7% (25 votes)
  • They are not cautious enough and should close schools more often: 4.3% (10 votes)
  • They do a good job making the call in most cases: 85.0% (198 votes)

233 votes cast


Thursday, February 5, 2015

How does your social media use (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) now compare to a year ago?

  • My usage has increased: 22.9% (80 votes)
  • My usage has decreased: 16.3% (57 votes)
  • My usage is about the same: 25.8% (90 votes)
  • I do not use social media: 35.0% (122 votes)

349 votes cast


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What is your general impression of Gov. Haslam's "Insure Tennessee" proposal?

  • Positive: 26.7% (20 votes)
  • Negative: 42.7% (32 votes)
  • Need more information: 30.7% (23 votes)

75 votes cast


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Favorite Super Bowl Ad:

  • Always: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (rumored): 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Avocados from Mexico: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • BMW: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Bud Light: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • Budweiser: 54.4% (49 votes)
  • Carnival Cruises: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • Chrysler: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • Coca-Cola: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • Discover: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Doritos: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • Dove Men+Care: 3.3% (3 votes)
  • Esurance: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • "Fast & Furious: Supercharged": 3.3% (3 votes)
  • GoDaddy: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • "Heroes Charge": 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Jublia: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • "Jurassic World": 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Kia: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • Lexus: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Loctite: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • McDonald's: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • Mercedes-Benz: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • Microsoft: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Mophie: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • No More Domestic Violence: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Nationwide: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Nissan: 7.8% (7 votes)
  • Pepsi: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Skechers: 2.2% (2 votes)
  • Skittles: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Snickers: 5.6% (5 votes)
  • Sprint: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Squarespace: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (rumored): 0.0% (0 votes)
  • T-Mobile: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • "Terminator: Genisys": 0.0% (0 votes)
  • "Tomorrowland": 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Toyota: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • TurboTax: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Victoria's Secret: 1.1% (1 vote)
  • WeatherTech: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Weight Watchers: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Wix.com: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Other (Leave in comments): 3.3% (3 votes)

90 votes cast


Monday, January 26, 2015

My favorite kind of snowfall:

  • A light dusting, just enough to make trees look pretty but not enough to interfere with travel: 16.9% (38 votes)
  • An inch or two, enough to close school and let the kids have fun for a day: 16.9% (38 votes)
  • The more the better -- I love snow: 50.2% (113 votes)
  • No snow is a good snow.: 16.0% (36 votes)

225 votes cast


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

How do you do your federal income taxes? Choose the answer that best describes your situation.

  • By myself, on paper: 6.6% (22 votes)
  • By myself, using software on my PC: 14.7% (49 votes)
  • By myself, using an online web site: 23.4% (78 votes)
  • A friend or family member helps me with them: 3.9% (13 votes)
  • I use a paid income tax preparer: 51.4% (171 votes)

333 votes cast


Monday, January 5, 2015

Have you made any sort of New Year's resolution?

  • Yes, related to health and fitness: 16.2% (30 votes)
  • Yes, related to finances: 11.9% (22 votes)
  • Yes, related to religion or spirituality: 8.6% (16 votes)
  • Yes, of some other type: 6.5% (12 votes)
  • No: 56.8% (105 votes)

185 votes cast


Friday, January 2, 2015

Top local news story of 2014?

  • Austin Swing elected sheriff: 12.0% (25 votes)
  • Mason Carney fights for life: 14.4% (30 votes)
  • Three hurt as fieldhouse collapses: 3.8% (8 votes)
  • Eugene Ray re-elected county mayor: 2.9% (6 votes)
  • Big Smo takes charge: 5.8% (12 votes)
  • Jail plans continue as lawsuits filed: 2.4% (5 votes)
  • New trash cans: 3.8% (8 votes)
  • Farewell to a legend: Bo Melson: 22.6% (47 votes)
  • New library construction underway: 2.4% (5 votes)
  • Work begins on North Main Street: 7.2% (15 votes)
  • Cecil Harris returns to the U.S.: 7.7% (16 votes)
  • Martha Fisher, Janice Womble leave school system: 1.4% (3 votes)
  • City settles zoning lawsuit: 3.4% (7 votes)
  • Bob Bomar dies: 2.9% (6 votes)
  • Walking horse debates continue: 6.7% (14 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 0.5% (1 vote)

208 votes cast


Monday, December 29, 2014

How do you spend New Year's Eve?

  • At home with family: 57.7% (105 votes)
  • At home alone: 18.1% (33 votes)
  • At home hosting friends: 2.2% (4 votes)
  • At a friend's house: 7.1% (13 votes)
  • At a restaurant, nightclub or other event in Bedford County: 3.3% (6 votes)
  • At a restaurant, nightclub or other event outside Bedford County: 3.3% (6 votes)
  • Watch night services at a church: 4.4% (8 votes)
  • Working: 2.7% (5 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 1.1% (2 votes)

182 votes cast