Wednesday, March 7

Random Smart Statistics

Every once in awhile I'll get an email from a PR company (it makes me feel like a real blogger, wow!) that wants me to talk about their product or service or something like that. More often than not I don't really want to write about what's sent my way, so when smart USA sent me the results of a survey of some 2,000 adults, I was about to dismiss it. But then I read it and figured, hey, maybe Americans aren't so dumb. Maybe. Check out some of the highlights of the survey below:
  • Nearly 7 out of 10 (69%) Americans would prefer their spouse to speak another language than have washboard abs
  • Almost 3 in 5 (59%) Americans would rather have their partner gain 20 I.Q. points than lose 20 pounds
  • An astonishing 95% of women and 80% of men would prefer to date someone who is smart and philanthropic like Reese Witherspoon or George Clooney than someone with a pretty/handsome face like Megan Fox or Alex Rodriguez
  • 97% of Americans believe that at least some of the items in their household are junk (i.e., they could easily get rid of it)
  • Nearly one out of 10 (9%)  Americans believe they can part with a full half of their stuff
  • 9% of Americans believe that 51-100% of the items in their household are junk, indicating that the supposed American obsession with size and quantity is overstated
What does all of this mean? I don't know, I just thought it was interesting. Looks like I'm in good shape, though, being able to speak Spanish fairly well. And I'd say that's muy bien.

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