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Will U.S. tariffs have a positive or negative effect on e-commerce?

Posted June 10, 2019 through June 17, 2019 (132 Votes)
Positive. Companies will adjust and sell better-quality goods.
4.55%
Positive. Tariffs will protect U.S. jobs.
12.12%
No effect. Companies will avoid tariffs by getting cheap goods elsewhere.
13.64%
Negative. Tariffs will hurt small e-commerce companies the most.
12.12%
Negative. Higher costs will be passed on to consumers.
57.58%


Are you eager for 5G wireless to roll out?

Posted June 3, 2019 through June 10, 2019 (179 Votes)
Yes -- more bandwidth for new and emerging tech.
12.85%
Yes -- faster speeds, more flexibility.
11.73%
Yes -- improved performance, reliability.
10.61%
No -- health risks from numerous small cell towers.
28.49%
No -- more points of access for hackers.
5.59%
No -- expense of buying a new phone.
30.73%


What types of podcasts do you most enjoy?

Posted May 27, 2019 through June 3, 2019 (92 Votes)
Business
16.30%
Comedy
8.70%
Current Events
7.61%
Kids & Family
1.09%
Music
6.52%
Sports
3.26%
Storytelling
4.35%
Technology
36.96%
TV & Film
7.61%
Video Games
7.61%


Is "too much screen time" really a problem?

Posted May 20, 2019 through May 27, 2019 (185 Votes)
Yes -- smartphone addiction is ruining relationships.
44.32%
Yes -- but primarily due to parents' failure to regulate kids' use.
10.81%
Possibly -- long-term effects on health are not yet known.
9.19%
Not really -- lack of self-discipline and good judgement are the problems.
20.54%
No -- angst over "screen time" is just the latest overreaction to technology.
6.49%
No -- what matters is the quality of content, not the time spent viewing it.
8.65%


How do you feel about the latest wave of automation fueled by tech advances?

Posted May 13, 2019 through May 20, 2019 (96 Votes)
It's happening much too quickly, and too many jobs are at stake.
15.62%
Automation means progress -- it's inevitable.
21.88%
It depends on the quality of the systems and how they're used.
33.33%
Automation fosters ignorance by taking over too many human tasks.
14.58%
Automation frees people from boring, mind-numbing jobs.
14.58%


How do you feel about the potential privacy risks posed by data-tracking smart home appliances?

Posted May 6, 2019 through May 13, 2019 (170 Votes)
Very. I don't have any 'smart' gadgets, but I'm worried that I'm being tracked without knowing it.
41.18%
I have a lot of smart home equipment and devices, and I don't feel they're intrusive.
5.88%
I have a few smart things, but I'm somewhat uneasy about privacy and may not get more.
17.06%
Data-tracking is an acceptable tradeoff for greater home security.
3.53%
I don't like the privacy risks, but I don't want to live off the grid either.
17.06%
The data-tracking is for marketing purposes, and it should be regulated.
15.29%


How do you feel about reviews for products sold online?

Posted April 29, 2019 through May 6, 2019 (161 Votes)
I frequently post reviews and consider them invaluable.
47.20%
I'm very distrustful of product reviews in general.
9.94%
I'm hesitant to buy a product that doesn't have many reviews.
14.91%
I rely on authentic reviews -- I can easily spot the fakes.
9.94%
Better rules and stronger enforcement are needed to ensure honest reviews.
14.91%
The review system is just one more way to crowd out small businesses.
3.11%


What is the state of the Linux desktop?

Posted April 22, 2019 through April 29, 2019 (268 Votes)
It's edging its way into the mainstream.
30.22%
It's wildly popular -- but only with open source fans.
23.51%
It's in trouble due to fragmentation.
9.33%
It never had a shot in a Windows-dominated PC world.
12.69%
It's too cumbersome for most computer users to bother.
18.28%
I'm not familiar with the Linux desktop.
5.97%


How much are you willing to pay for a new smartphone?

Posted April 15, 2019 through April 22, 2019 (243 Votes)
I'll pay $1.5K or more for the latest iPhone or Galaxy flagship phone.
1.65%
I want the latest model, but I can't see paying more than $1K for a phone.
13.58%
I'm content to buy a slightly older model in the $500 - $750 range.
18.93%
I don't need an iPhone or Galaxy. I can find a really good phone for $350 or less.
33.33%
Phone prices are ridiculous. I won't pay more than $100.
23.05%
I don't have or want a smartphone.
9.47%


How important is it to you that the brick-and-mortar stores you patronize have an online channel?

Posted April 8, 2019 through April 15, 2019 (76 Votes)
Very important - I don't want to be limited to a physical store's inventory.
18.42%
Very important - I want to be able to pick up and return online purchases at a store.
18.42%
Somewhat important - I like to research online before shopping.
42.11%
Not important - I shop online and offline, but stores don't need to offer both.
18.42%
Not important - I rarely or never shop online.
2.63%


What is your impression of the safety of riding in an Uber or Lyft?

Posted April 1, 2019 through April 8, 2019 (150 Votes)
I am no more concerned about safety in an Uber or Lyft than I would be taking a cab.
32.67%
I'm comfortable enough if I'm with someone. I wouldn't want to be the only passenger.
9.33%
Safety is potluck -- the drivers are not properly screened and licensed, and the vehicles aren't easily identifiable.
16.00%
Safety is the main reason I will never use these services.
14.00%
I do not plan to use Uber or Lyft, but safety is not the main reason.
28.00%


When using a search engine, how often do you look beyond the first page of results?

Posted March 25, 2019 through April 1, 2019 (185 Votes)
Never -- There's always enough information on the first page to meet my needs.
4.32%
Rarely -- There's usually enough on the first page, but sometimes I want to see more.
20.00%
Occasionally -- If there are too many paid-for results, or if I don't find an answer on the first page.
36.22%
Often -- Even if there's enough information on the first page, I like to know what else is available.
25.41%
Always -- First page search results are rigged; I don't want to be limited to what an algorithm highlights.
14.05%


Has technology made transportation more or less safe?

Posted March 18, 2019 through March 25, 2019 (81 Votes)
Traveling by all modes of transportation has become riskier with each passing year.
8.64%
In general, transportation safety has been improving steadily, despite some failures.
53.09%
Some modes of transportation have been improving while others have become less safe.
8.64%
We may have reached a tipping point where more tech means less safety.
9.88%
Don't blame the tech -- greedy companies haven't done adequate testing.
17.28%
Government regulators have not been playing a strong enough oversight role.
2.47%


What is the biggest problem with the Internet today?

Posted March 11, 2019 through March 18, 2019 (163 Votes)
Facilitation of criminal activities
6.75%
Rampant spread of misinformation online
25.15%
Stressful exchanges on social networks and in forums
1.23%
Bullying and exploitation of children
1.23%
Offensive advertising tactics, including clickbait
12.27%
Too much time taken from healthier activities
12.27%
Loss of privacy
41.10%


How likely are you to turn to e-commerce for everyday grocery shopping?

Posted March 4, 2019 through March 11, 2019 (124 Votes)
I regularly order groceries online and I like the experience.
14.52%
I order some nonperishables but I wouldn't order fresh food online.
12.10%
I'll occasionally order specialty and gift items but that's about it.
10.48%
I've tried ordering groceries online but it's not for me.
2.42%
I'm interested in ordering groceries online and I expect to try it soon.
8.87%
I can't imagine ordering my groceries from a website.
29.84%
I won't order groceries online because it would destroy local shops.
21.77%

How important is a candidate's knowledge of technology in winning your vote?
Extremely -- technology is at the center of most of the world's big problems and solutions.
Very -- a candidate who doesn't understand technology can't relate to young people.
Somewhat -- a general understanding is sufficient.
Not very -- choosing good advisers is more important than direct knowledge.
Not at all -- technology is often a distraction from more important issues.