Friday, April 26, 2013

Trendy foods

Today it's the gourmet cupcake. Yesterday it was bacon and the acai berry. The trendsetters among us have long been concerned with designer fashion, but nowadays, it seems that chomping on trendy foods has taken over! Even huge companies are jumping on the bandwagon, with items like Lay's Sriracha potato chips and Yoplait greek yogurt in grocery stores across the country.

How likely are you to try a trendy new food? Click below to vote!



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Celebrity: To be, or not to be

Many people dream of becoming a celebrity. It would be silly to say no to fame and fortune if it knocks on your door. But is it really all that glamorous? Living in the spotlight is not an easy thing to do. Celebrities have to deal with having their every move tracked and photographed, and even extensively criticized. To some celebrities, being in the spotlight has been the cause of their downfall. Is this a fair price to pay for being a celebrity?


A recent poll on votetrends.com asked the simple question: Do you want to be famous? Only 35% of voters responded that they would love to be famous.


What would your vote be?



Monday, April 22, 2013

PS4, Xbox720 and Ouya next-generation video-gaming

Video gamers across the globe have been anticipating the release of Sony's next generation of console video-gaming PS4 by the end of 2013 or early 2014. The 2013 Holiday season will be a crucial time for Sony to cannibalize sales at the most profitable time of the year if they can pull off a successful release.

Microsoft, meanwhile, has been silent to discuss the release of their next-gen console, 'Xbox 720'. There has also been a lot of discussion around the release of an open-source console called 'Ouya', that found funding through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Ouya is scheduled to hit shelves (Amazon is a huge supporter of the project) in June, with many developers already on board to produce high-profile games.

We set out to ask votetrends' user community which original video gaming console they like the most. The results have been really interesting!


WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO GAME SYSTEM?

The legendary Nintendo system was voted as the most liked system, with the Playstation coming in a close second.

Which is your favourite gaming system? Are you excited about the PS4, Xbox 720 and Ouya launches?

 Vote here and let us know what you think!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Too Graphic for the Public?

Newspapers and televised news broadcasts have been running disturbing images related to shocking news events. Some journalists say powerful, graphic photographs and videos allow viewers to see the depth of the tragedy and foster support for the victims. However, to some viewers, these images are insensitive and simply disturbing.

After the recent Boston Marathon bombing, many graphic photographs have surfaced in news outlets. In a recent votetrends online poll, users were asked if it was appropriate for the media to publish such photos. Approximately 80% of voters responded that it was appropriate, and that it is important to show the true nature of what happened. 




What do you think?  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our fair city


We at votetrendsespecially the Boston-based members of the teamhave been deeply affected by yesterday's tragedy. Hearing ambulance after ambulance wail by, knowing that dear friends and loved ones were at the finish line, was a horrible experience. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this senseless act.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Are you an 'early bird' or a 'night owl'?

Whether you're a college student, work the 9 to 5 grind, or are an ever-lasting homebody, sleeping has become an integral part of the mental well-being of the human race. Sounds dramatic, doesn't it? Well, we were curious, and set out to survey the votetrends.com online poll community on whether they classified themselves as 'early birds' or a 'night owls'.

Are you a Night Owl?
Or an early bird?













We had an impressive response rate, and the results of the online survey are really interesting: As of today, 27% of online poll respondents said that they are Early Birds. The majority (51%) of respondents declared themselves as night owls. Oddly enough, 20% did casually describe themselves to be of Vampiric nature. My only thought with that last stat is...Yay for team Edward!

votetrends online poll: are you an early bird or a night owl

So, what are you?

Vote here today and tell us what you think about your sleeping habits!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Justin Timberlake brought it on down to Veganville...

Justin Timberlake brought it on down to Veganville. Mike Tyson lost 100 pounds since last year by following a vegan diet. Bill Clinton gave up meat after undergoing quadruple-bypass heart surgery.

More and more Americans are reducing the amount of meat in their diets, or ditching it altogether. Only 9% of votetrends respondents have never considered a vegetarian diet, which means a whopping 91% of users have thought about becoming- or are- vegetarian.


Have you gone meat-free? Or will meat always be part of your diet?


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Do you have a stressful, high pressure job?

We all know that stress is not conducive to a healthy life style and gives you wrinkles. This is a big reason that yoga and other stress relieving activities have become so popular over the years. However, if the root cause is the work environment, shouldn't people be looking for less stressful work environments? Are stressful, high pressure work environments unavoidable?

According to a poll on votetrends.com, about 50% of respondents believe that their job is relatively low pressure. How is your stress level at work? Is it low pressure, or stressful and high pressure? Realizing the reality of a high pressure work environment is the first step in successfully managing your stress. Vote now.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Do you believe in Aliens? An online poll reveals that the majority does!

Whether it's the gnarly looking monster from the 'Aliens' franchise, or the cute little E.T. with the glowing finger that would be cause for concern with any dermatologist, most respondents (over 70%!) of an online poll on www.votetrends.com believe that extra terrestrial beings exist!

Do YOU believe?

Furthermore, most respondents (37%) also believe that they have already visited earth. What do you think? Would you go for or against the majority on this one?

Methinks that this is an everlasting debate that will never get old!



- Niral

Friday, April 5, 2013

3D movies: yay or nay?

Today is the premier of Jurassic Park 3D, a revamp of the original 1993 blockbuster. Aside from making some of us feel very, very old (can you believe Jurassic Park came out 20 years ago!?), it's a reminder that more and more movies are being re-released in 3D. But do moviegoers actually prefer seeing films in 3D, or will the trend fade?

As of today, 55% of votetrends online poll respondents like 3D movies "for the most part," but 20% say the 3D hurts their head. Are movie makers ignoring the 1 in 5 people who dislike the 3D experience by churning out average-quality 3D movies every other weekend? Or are more directors moving toward cutting-edge visual technology like that used in Avatar, which 25% of our voters says was the only 3D movie they enjoyed in the theatre?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Did you know?

Did you know...

...most votetrends users use the internet as their primary source for world news?
Where do you get your news? Click here and vote!

 
...about 45% of votetrends think Saturday is their favorite day of the week?
Is Saturday your favorite day also? Click here to see the poll!

 
...the majority of votetrends users could not give up Google for more than a day.
Which website could you not give up? Vote now!

 
See more polls on everyday topics, including world and local news on votetrends.com. You can even find some scandalous polls such as this one.

Happy voting!