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Sunday, May 24, 2015
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: 36.4% (102 votes)
  • Daylight saving time, even though it would increase the frequency of children waiting for school buses in the dark: 63.6% (178 votes)

280 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


Friday, December 12, 2014

What do you expect from the coming winter?

  • Colder than usual: 52.3% (157 votes)
  • Warmer than usual: 13.7% (41 votes)
  • About the same: 34.0% (102 votes)

300 votes cast


Friday, November 28, 2014

Do you expect to spend more, less, or about the same amount on Christmas gifts this year compared to 2013?

  • More this year than last year: 10.9% (32 votes)
  • About the same: 46.1% (135 votes)
  • Less this year than last year: 40.3% (118 votes)
  • Not sure yet: 2.7% (8 votes)

293 votes cast


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?

  • turkey: 13.3% (22 votes)
  • dressing: 57.6% (95 votes)
  • cranberry sauce: 3.0% (5 votes)
  • mashed potatoes: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • sweet potatoes: 3.6% (6 votes)
  • turnip greens: 1.8% (3 votes)
  • pie: 3.0% (5 votes)
  • cake: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • other dessert: 0.6% (1 vote)
  • congealed salad: 1.8% (3 votes)
  • yeast rolls: 1.2% (2 votes)
  • macaroni & cheese: 3.0% (5 votes)
  • dumplings: 3.0% (5 votes)
  • ham: 4.2% (7 votes)
  • other (leave in comments): 2.4% (4 votes)

165 votes cast


Sunday, November 2, 2014

How early is too early for Christmas-related advertising?

  • October: 43.7% (206 votes)
  • First week of November: 8.1% (38 votes)
  • Second week of November: 10.0% (47 votes)
  • Third week of November: 10.0% (47 votes)
  • Fourth week of November: 8.5% (40 votes)
  • First week of December: 8.3% (39 votes)
  • It doesn't bother me at any time: 9.8% (46 votes)
  • Other: 1.7% (8 votes)

471 votes cast


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Favorite Halloween candy?

  • Three Musketteers: 4.4% (11 votes)
  • Kit-Kat: 4.0% (10 votes)
  • Smarties: 3.6% (9 votes)
  • Skittles: 0.8% (2 votes)
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: 19.8% (49 votes)
  • Tootsie Rolls: 7.7% (19 votes)
  • Life Savers: 0.4% (1 vote)
  • Snickers: 20.2% (50 votes)
  • Homemade candy: 0.8% (2 votes)
  • M&Ms: 4.8% (12 votes)
  • Candy corn: 4.8% (12 votes)
  • Milk Duds: 3.2% (8 votes)
  • Hershey bars: 4.8% (12 votes)
  • Starburst: 1.6% (4 votes)
  • Now & Later: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Lollipops: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Bubble gum: 0.8% (2 votes)
  • Nerds: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Pixy Stix: 0.8% (2 votes)
  • Baby Ruth: 3.6% (9 votes)
  • Butterfinger: 6.9% (17 votes)
  • Jawbreakers: 0.0% (0 votes)
  • Tootsie Pops: 4.4% (11 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 2.4% (6 votes)

248 votes cast


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's your level of awareness / knowledge about the amendments to the state constitution on the November election ballot?

  • I know about all four of them, and know how I plan to vote on each one: 43.1% (122 votes)
  • I know that there are amendments on the ballot, but am not fully informed about them: 25.1% (71 votes)
  • I am primarily aware of one amendment and don't know about the others: 20.8% (59 votes)
  • I did not know there were any amendments on the ballot: 11.0% (31 votes)

283 votes cast


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Are you interested in a smartwatch like the recently announced Apple Watch, the Pebble, or the Samsung Galaxy Gear?

  • Yes: 4.2% (25 votes)
  • Yes, but only at a lower price than current models: 5.0% (30 votes)
  • No: 82.7% (498 votes)
  • Don't know; I want more information: 6.8% (41 votes)
  • I already own one: 1.3% (8 votes)

602 votes cast


Monday, September 8, 2014

Has the construction project on North Main Street changed your shopping or dining habits?

  • No, I'm still going to all the same businesses: 55.5% (178 votes)
  • Yes, I've been trying to avoid the area and that's kept me from shopping or dining there: 44.5% (143 votes)

321 votes cast


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

When, for you, does fall start?

  • Right after Labor Day: 12.1% (34 votes)
  • Astronomical start of fall (Sept. 23): 18.1% (51 votes)
  • When I first notice leaves changing color: 39.0% (110 votes)
  • Kickoff of first football game: 9.6% (27 votes)
  • First cool evening: 16.7% (47 votes)
  • When my favorite TV show starts its new fall season: 1.8% (5 votes)
  • Other (leave in comments): 2.8% (8 votes)

282 votes cast


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How many nights do you plan to attend the Celebration, either as a spectator or to work?

  • Every night: 7.1% (72 votes)
  • Most nights: 5.4% (55 votes)
  • 4-5 nights: 2.3% (23 votes)
  • 2-3 nights: 5.9% (60 votes)
  • One night: 7.3% (74 votes)
  • Not at all: 71.9% (728 votes)

1012 votes cast


Friday, August 1, 2014

What makes an effective teacher? Parade magazine provides five suggestions from researchers in this weekend's edition. Which do you think is most important?

  • They know how students arrive at a wrong answer to a problem and how to help the student overcome that.: 21.5% (59 votes)
  • They redirect talking students by reminding them of what they are supposed to be doing instead of simply saying "Shhh!": 3.6% (10 votes)
  • They encourage deeper thinking.: 44.5% (122 votes)
  • They call on students who have not raised their hands so students will pay attention.: 2.6% (7 votes)
  • They explain complicated tasks clearly.: 27.7% (76 votes)

274 votes cast


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Do you own a color screen, app-compatible tablet, such as an iPad or Kindle Fire?

  • Yes: 52.5% (310 votes)
  • No: 47.5% (281 votes)

591 votes cast