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Great Research News
Apr 29, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in our 10 second survey. April 25th marked Anzac Day, and we wanted to know how our Great Sites members were going to commemorate. 16.27% had a minute silence of remembrance, 14.25% watched ceremonies or services on TV, 9.3% donated to the Anzac or Poppy appeal, 8.89% wore a poppy pin, and 7.22% attended a dawn service. A small percentage also attended various Anzac marches around the country, and/or an RSL or club event, and/or played the traditional game of two up.
In the survey we also asked which of our members had been to Gallipoli, and whilst nearly 70% of respondents hadn't, over 4% have been in the past, 27% would like to go one day, and one member was even there this Anzac Day.
Mar 23, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in our St Patrick's Day 10 second survey last week! Whilst majority of members didn't celebrate the day, we had 55 Irish members in high spirit, and just under 10% of respondents who whilst not being Irish, love a chance to celebrate, and got involved in the festivities.
We asked what our members like most about Ireland, with no surprise that the beautiful scenery took out the top spot with 20% of votes, followed by the people (16%), the accent (14%), Irish pubs (10%), the towns (7%), leprechauns (6%), Irish food (4%), just 1% for the sheep, and 10% saying all of the above. Other members also commented they enjoyed the Irish music and dancing, the four leaf clover, their literature and history, the Irish jokes and sense of humour, their heritage, castles, Irish coffee, and lastly how green it is over there!
Lastly we wanted to know who actually likes Guinness! Turns out 13% love it, nearly 18% think it's OK but not great. a quarter of respondents have never tried it, and over 30% dislike the drink.
Mar 14, 2016
Thanks to all of those who participated in last weeks 10 second survey. International Women's Day was celebrated worldwide March 8, recognising the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
We asked which of our members had heard of International Women's Day, with a whopping 85.19% responding they had. 4.4% were even able to attend one of the International Women's Day events that were celebrated around the country. In a multiple choice question we quizzed our members on which year they thought the World Economic Forum are predicting global gender parity (the year the gender gap will close), with results in the chart below. Whilst most people had no idea, the smallest percentage of members had the correct answer, which is 117 years from now, in 2133.
Feb 16, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in our 10 second survey last week. We wanted to know if love was in the air on Sunday, so asked a bunch of members what their relationship status is, what their opinion of Valentine's Day is, and what they think makes the best Valentine's gift.
Over 50% of respondents are married, 17% single, 10% divorced, 7% de facto, 5% widowed, 4% in a long-term relationship, and a small portion said it's complicated, are casually dating, or in a new relationship. There was definitely mixed opinions when we asked if it was important to celebrate the day. A small portion strongly agreed it helps keep romance alive, 32% agree it's somewhat important but doesn't need to be over the top, a small percent don't like to place so much importance on the day and say they treat their partner like Valentine's Day every day, 22% think it's commercial nonsense, and 29% don't like to celebrate it at all.
When asked what makes the ideal Valentine's gift, whilst most members said they don't celebrate the day, flowers took out the second top place with 14.22% of votes. Following this 13.22% said they prefer to spend time together over gift giving, and 9.07% prefer a romantic gesture instead.
Feb 02, 2016
The Australian Open has just wrapped up after 2 weeks of intense and gruelling matches in Melbourne. We wanted to know which of our Great Sites members were hooked, and their predictions for the Finals on Sunday.
Turns out the majority of responders didn't follow the Australian Open, though 42.91% said they watched it in part, 9.8% watched religiously, and 37 members went and watched live. We asked who you would like to take out the Men's Singles Final out of the one qualified finalist, Novak Djokovic (SRB), and the two semi finalists at the time, Andy Murray (GBR) and Milos Raonic (CAN). Whilst most people said they didn't follow the tennis, the majority of those that did vote would have been pleased to see Djokovic take out the title, with 23.33% of the votes. The second favourite was Murray with 15.69%, followed by Raonic with 8.36%. Similarly the winner of the Women's Singles Final was also the most popular from our survey results, with 30.86% of votes going to Angelique Kerber (GER), over the 16.73% of votes for Serena Williams (USA).
Jan 29, 2016
According to our 10 second survey, Great Sites member celebrated in various ways this Australia Day. Whilst there was a few unlucky ones that had to work, mostly it was enjoyed relaxing in the backyard at home with family and friends, having a BBQ, heading to a public organised event, a beach day or long weekend away, playing backyard cricket, going to a party, or listening to the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown.
Whilst Australia doesn't necessarily have a stock standard cuisine, we definitely have some iconic classics that reflect our laid back lifestyle and great access to fresh produce. Topping our survey results for the favourite Aussie food was seafood, followed closely by anything that goes on a BBQ, and lamb. We don't have that many Weet-bix kids out there, but its agreed that you can't go past Vegemite on toast or pavlova as one of the household favourites.
Jan 20, 2016
Celebrated since 1975, the People's Choice Awards gives voice to the general public, allowing people to share their views by voting on their favourite entertainers. The awards recognize popular culture in the eyes of the everyday person, as opposed to industry insiders, allowing us to vote on the People's Choice site all year round on a variety of categories across movies, television, and music, which is then telecast live annually.
We wanted to know who you would have liked to have seen win the 2016 People's Choice across a number of this years categories. According to our 10 second survey, our members agreed with the rest of the population that voted in that The Big Bang Theory was their favourite TV show out of those nominated (23.78% of votes), followed by Game of Thrones, The Voice, The Walking Dead, and Grey's Anatomy. 21.91% weren't a fan of any of the nominees and would have chosen a different show though.
Again with the Favourite Movie category, our members weren't loving the nominees this year, but concurred with the actual winner choosing Furious 7. Following the winner in order of preference was Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, and falling last, Pitch Perfect 2....accaxuse me!
Taking out the Favourite Movie Actress category based off our survey results was the lovely Sandra Bullock with 26.85% of votes (also winning People's Choice), followed by the talented Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, and Melissa McCarthy. One award that our members didn't agree on was the Favourite Movie Actor, preferring that Johnny Depp would have won (17.93% of votes) or even Robert Downey Jr (12.30% of votes) over Channing Tatum who took out the People's Choice award. Will Smith came closely behind Channing, and only a small portion chose Chris Pratt.
Who would have you chosen from the above nominated categories? Or if your favourite TV show, movie, actress, or actor wasn't nominated for a People's Choice, tell us what or who they were in the comment section below...
Jun 26, 2015
As we all know, the world is becoming more and more digital. No longer are the days where you'd sit at the one and only home computer and wait for the dial up internet to load for minutes on end, only for it to drop out and redial over and over.
With access to the internet so readily available these days, the ever growing amount of content, sites, and apps, along with the number of devices being used, it's no wonder the world is turning digital. What was once a rarely used source for work, is now taking over as a major part of people's downtime, with our 10 second survey showing that over 70% of respondents are online for leisure for over an hour each day.
We asked our members what type of sites they visit most outside of work hours, with the results displayed below. Other common sites for enjoyment were shopping, eBay/gumtree, survey sites, gaming, ancestry/genealogy, crafts/hobby, and travel and property sites.
May 14, 2015
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born at 8.34am on May 2nd 2015, weighing 8lbs 3oz. In our 10 second survey last week, we asked our members what they thought of the Duke and Duchess's choice of name, and the general consensus is they love it!
54% predicted correctly that the new born was going to be a girl, though we received mixed opinions on how many more babies you think Will and Kate will have. 21% have guessed one, 29% predicted two, 9% think 3, 5% say four, only a couple thinking five plus, and the remainder aren't sure, or think that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be it.
Apr 28, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 10 second survey last week. This year marked the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landings, and it was great to see the nation gather to commemorate the event, as well as a record turn-out at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Majority of survey respondents paid tribute with a minute silence of remembrance, watching the ceremonies & services on TV, attending a dawn service, or donating to the Anzac appeal or Poppy appeal. Members also attended various marches, commemorative services at war memorials and various other venues, or wearing a poppy, uniform, and or badges in honour. Nearly 5% have said they have visited Gallipoli, and 35% would like to one day visit the significant coastline.
Dec 16, 2014
You can't get much better than Australia in the Summer, and nearly half of our 10 second survey responders agree that Summer is their favourite season of the year. When asked what our members loved about the Aussie Summer, majority have said it's being able to wear summer clothes and enjoying day light savings. Closely following this is the classic Aussie BBQ or picnic, going to the beach or on holidays, and the festivities of Christmas and New Years.
Nov 20, 2014
Thanks to all of those who participated in our 10 second survey on Friday. Looks like our Great Sites members love to garden, with 55.16% saying they enjoy it, 26.53% saying they enjoy it a little, and there are a few that have admitted they are like the Great Sites team and give it a go, but accidentally kill their plants.
Interested in some eco friendly ideas for you garden? In order of popularity, members have said they participate in one or more of the below –
Nov 14, 2014
In our recent 10 second survey, we wanted to see if people are still buying magazines these days, and if so, what got them to buy. Turns out 45.14% of our members still buy the good old fashioned hard copies, only 3.49% go solely online to read them, 22.14% go a little of both, and 29.23% don't read them at all.
The most preferred types of magazines amongst our members are home & garden (16.07%), women's magazines (14.37%), puzzle mags (10.93%), travel and adventure (9.06%), followed by food and wine, health and fitness, computing, and craft magazines. The main selling points in order of popular responses were the feature article, price, recipes, the cover, puzzles/games/competitions, freebies, DIY tips, and overall content and subject matter.
Oct 31, 2014
Happy Halloween from the Great Sites team!!!
We want to give away 30 prize points
to anyone who sends in a picture of their best Halloween efforts. It could be your best Halloween costume you went trick or treating in, or even a scary costume you've sported at any old dress up party, your pet dressed up, your house decorated, or even a pumpkin that you've carved! The Great Site's teams favourite picture will then be posted on our Facebook page for over 15,000 followers to see.
1. To submit your dress up picture, click here
and submit by 06/11/2014
2. You will receive 30 prize points to your account
3. If your picture is selected for sharing, you will be notified and the picture will be posted on our Facebook page on 07/11/2014
If you haven't already, don't forget to like 'Great Sites Australia
' on Facebook today- https://www.facebook.com/greatsites
. If you are not a Great Sites member, simply sign up before you submit your photo so we can allocate your points - http://www.greatsites.com.au
Oct 30, 2014
The Great Sites team loves singing along to a good stage show, and according to those that answered our 10 second survey last week, you do too!
Nearly 80% of responders have been to a musical at least once before, and we wanted to know which one was your favourite. Results were very close, with 12.45% saying Phantom of the Opera was their all time favourite or one that they would like to see, followed by The Lion King (10.56%), Mamma Mia (9.46%), The Rocky Horror Show (9.07%), and Les Miserables (8.79%). Others that got people bopping along in their seats included Grease, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Wicked, and Cats.
We also asked if you could choose any movie turned into a musical what would it be? There was a clear favourite on this one with Disney's Frozen! The other three most popular answers were Happy Feet, Pretty Woman, and The Notebook.
Oct 15, 2014
Thanks to those who answered our 10 second survey this week. I think most people could agree that good food equals a good mood, and according to majority of our responders, it doesn't matter if it's sweet or savoury, it's all good!
We asked where our members get their meal inspiration from and the most popular came down to good old family recipes (22%). Following this people seek out inspiration from food magazines, books, or newspapers (19.47%), TV cooking shows (15.10%), friends (14.03%), from dining out (10.14%), and via social media (6.15%).
The Great Sites team want to know what's your family favourite that you're willing to share? The Great Sites Team's favourite recipe will be shared on our Facebook page for our 15,000+ followers to see and try! Any member that submits a recipe will also receive 30 prize points to enter our competitions!
1. To submit your original recipe, click here
and submit by 23/10/2014
2. You will receive 30 prize points
to your account
3. If your family recipe is selected for sharing, you will be notified and the recipe will be posted on Facebook 24/10/2014
Remember, it has to be an original recipe (no cheating and sending in one of Jamie Oliver's!). If you haven't already, don't forget to like 'Great Sites Australia
' on Facebook today- https://www.facebook.com/greatsites
. If you are not a Great Sites member, simply sign up before you submit your recipe so we can allocate your points - http://www.greatsites.com.au
Sep 30, 2014
Thanks to all that participated in the 10 second survey. As most of you already knew, the 8th generation of iPhones, that is the brand new iPhone 6, was launched in Australia Friday September 19.
When it comes to new smartphone technologies, 38.47% of responders have said that they aren't all that interested and are happy with a phone that simply calls and texts, with 33.74% liking new technology but are prepared to wait for the price to drop. 1.59% are obsessed and need to be one of the first to own new technology, with 0.92% being one of those crazies that camped out to be one of the first owners of the brand new iPhone 6. Most people agree though, whatever makes you happy!
A whole bunch of our members have said they are interested on hearing feedback from others before they commit to buy, so if you own the new iPhone 6, how do you like the product so far?
Sep 05, 2014
We should have a lot of happy members out there because according to half of you who answered last week’s 10 second survey, Spring is your favourite season of the year! 29.5% enjoy the warmth of summer better, 15.8% prefer Autumn, and not many takers on Winter with only 5.22% preferring the colder months.
When asked what our members most enjoy about Spring, the warmth, increasing daylight, flowers blooming, and more opportunity for outdoor activities all shared almost equal splits as the clear favourites. And it might not be up there on your favourite thing to do, but kudos to all of those that said they get out there and Spring clean.
Sep 02, 2014
Fitness is one of the main contributors to staying healthy and happy, however sometimes life (and winter) gets in the way of exercising. I think everyone at some point has procrastinated about doing exercise, so we asked in our 10 second survey what gets you going. 32% said that staying or getting healthy and/or fit was the main motivator for them, along with working out with other people, having good music to listen to, for weight loss or rehabilitation, walking the dogs, if the sun is shining, and basically just to feel good.
Seems like our members are quite an active bunch and participate in numerous different forms of exercise. Nearly half of respondents have said they often walk or hike, with other popular forms being going to the gym, swimming, cycling, yoga or pilates, running, team sports, tai chi, dancing, or gardening.
So now that the weather is starting to warm up you can ditch that snuggie and take your exercise outside to the sunshine. And the best thing about it is that there is so much you can do for free!
Aug 22, 2014
Its Friday afternoon so what better way to get in the mood for the weekend than popping on some tunes. In our latest 10 second survey we asked what music got you excited, and turns out its Rock n Roll. Favourites you've nominated you'd like to see in concert are Pink Floyd, Jimmy Barnes, Rolling Stones, ACDC, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Queen, U2, and the clear front runner the Eagles!
Pop scored the second most popular genre, so for all of you that feel like dancing or singing away to a good pop song, turn up the volume to our members’ favourite pop icons Pink, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, or Ricky Martin.
If you're keen for a quieter night in, you might be one of the many members that told us you enjoy switching on some country, classical, jazz, soul, or blues. If that's the case, why not sit back and relax to the likes of Michael Buble, Keith Urban, Adele, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams, John Farnham, or Neil Diamond.
So turn on your radio, pop in a CD, switch on your iPod, or for those lucky enough heading to see some live music this weekend, enjoy the sweet tunes and don't forget to fill out any future 10 second surveys emailed your way to bump up your prize points!