Expired Polls

Summer Holiday

Where will you be going for your main summer holiday this year?

Abroad

UK

I will not be going on a summer holiday this year

Summer Holiday
43.6%(360)
33.0%(272)
23.4%(193)

New Year

What is your MAIN New Year's resolution?

Lose weight

Eat healthily

Exercise more

Save money

Change your job

Spend more time with family

Drink less alcohol

Other

None

New Year
25.5%(164)
11.5%(74)
8.7%(56)
25.6%(165)
2.2%(14)
6.1%(39)
3.3%(21)
4.3%(28)
12.9%(83)

Christmas Tree

What type of Christmas tree will you be getting this year?

Real

Artificial

Both (real & artificial)

None

Christmas Tree
17.9%(37)
59.9%(124)
6.3%(13)
15.9%(33)

Edinburgh Fringe Comedians

Some of our best loved comedy stars got their big break at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Who do you think is the funniest?

John Cleese

Stephen Fry

Hugh Laurie

Emma Thompson

Rowan Atkinson

Sarah Millican

Bill Bailey

Graham Norton

Edinburgh Fringe Comedians
26.1%(114)
8.7%(38)
3.4%(15)
3.0%(13)
22.9%(100)
13.7%(60)
11.4%(50)
10.8%(47)

1950's Hollywood Starlets

Who is your favourite 1950's Hollywood starlet?

Marilyn Monroe

Audrey Hepburn

Elizabeth Taylor

Brigitte Bardot

Sophia Loren

Jane Russell

1950's Hollywood Starlets
31.9%(29)
31.9%(29)
6.6%(6)
5.5%(5)
16.5%(15)
7.7%(7)

Wimbledon (Men)

Who will win Wimbledon this year? (Men

Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer

Andy Murray

Stan Wawrinka

Other

Wimbledon (Men)
37.2%(51)
19.7%(27)
28.5%(39)
5.8%(8)
8.8%(12)

Big Brother

Will you be watching Big Brother this year?

Yes - I love it!

Maybe - if there's nothing better on TV

No way - I hate that show

Big Brother
15.9%(48)
15.9%(48)
68.2%(206)

Who did you vote for?

Who did you vote for in the election?

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrats

UKIP

Scottish National Party

Green Party

Other

I didn't vote

Who did you vote for?
18.9%(23)
36.1%(44)
4.1%(5)
15.6%(19)
8.2%(10)
4.1%(5)
2.5%(3)
10.7%(13)

Election Day!

Have you voted?

Yes

No - planning to later today

No - not voting

Election Day!
65.0%(13)
30.0%(6)
5.0%(1)

Game of Thrones

Will you be watching the new season of Game of Thrones?

Yes - I'm obsessed!

Yes - but I haven't watched all the other seasons

No - I don't like Game of Thrones

I've never heard of it!

Game of Thrones
24.0%(50)
13.0%(27)
44.2%(92)
18.8%(39)

Grand National

Will you be watching the Grand National this weekend?

Yes

No

Grand National
38.6%(39)
61.4%(62)

Easter Eggs

Which would be your preferred brand of chocolate for your Easter egg?

Cadbury's

Nestle

Mars

Lindt

Easter Eggs
61.2%(71)
3.4%(4)
0.9%(1)
34.5%(40)

World Cup 2022

Do you think the 2022 Qatar World Cup should be in winter?

Yes

No

World Cup 2022
55.0%(133)
45.0%(109)

Lent

What will you be giving up for Lent?

Bread

Takeaways

Chocolate

Alcohol

Crisps

I won't be giving anything up

Other

Lent
5.4%(5)
2.2%(2)
9.8%(9)
1.1%(1)
3.3%(3)
78.3%(72)
0.0%(0)

Valentine's Day

Will you be going out to celebrate Valentine's day this year?

Yes - I will be going out to celebrate

No - I will be staying at home

Valentine's Day
22.9%(25)
77.1%(84)

Holidays

Have you booked your summer holiday 2015 yet?

Yes

No - but I plan to soon

No - I like to book last minute

No - I will not be going on holiday this summer

Holidays
27.9%(34)
34.4%(42)
13.1%(16)
24.6%(30)

New Year Resolutions

How many New Year's resolutions have you made for 2015?

None

1

2

3

4

5 or more

New Year Resolutions
60.5%(69)
22.8%(26)
7.9%(9)
5.3%(6)
0.9%(1)
2.6%(3)

Christmas

Where will you be spending most of your Christmas day this year?

At home

At a friend/family members home

At a restaurant/pub

At work

None of these

Christmas
73.8%(79)
15.9%(17)
2.8%(3)
1.9%(2)
5.6%(6)

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree - Real or Artificial this year?

Real

Artificial

Both

None

Christmas Trees
24.1%(40)
54.8%(91)
8.4%(14)
12.7%(21)

Black Friday

Have you bought anything on Black Friday?

Yes

No - but I plan to

No

Black Friday
22.2%(12)
11.1%(6)
66.7%(36)

I'm A Celebrity!

Are you looking forward to the new series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here starting?

Yes - I never miss an episode

Yes - but only because there's nothing better on TV

No - I can't stand it

I'm A Celebrity!
31.8%(42)
17.4%(23)
50.8%(67)

Bonfire Night

What is your favourite part of Bonfire night?

Bonfires

Fireworks

Parkin

Toffee Apples

Nothing - I hate bonfire night!

Bonfire Night
19.0%(12)
47.6%(30)
6.3%(4)
6.3%(4)
20.6%(13)

Halloween

What will you be doing this Halloween?

Trick or Treating

Turning the lights out and not answering the door

Stocking up on treats ready for callers

Going out to avoid callers at my house

Halloween
14.0%(8)
45.6%(26)
21.1%(12)
19.3%(11)

Housework

Who does the most housework & cooking in your home?

Man

Woman

Equal

N/A I live alone or with parents

Housework
9.6%(22)
58.8%(134)
21.1%(48)
10.5%(24)

Scotland

Are you pleased that the people of Scotland voted to stay in the UK

Yes

No

Indifferent

Scotland
66.8%(163)
14.8%(36)
18.4%(45)

Christmas Presents

When do you start buying Christmas Presents?

January Sales

February to May

June to September

October to November

December

Christmas Eve

Christmas Presents
12.1%(12)
7.1%(7)
8.1%(8)
45.5%(45)
25.3%(25)
2.0%(2)

World Cup

Who do you think will win the World Cup?

Brazil

Spain

Germany

Argentina

England

Other

World Cup
27.3%(95)
8.6%(30)
36.8%(128)
8.9%(31)
10.9%(38)
7.5%(26)

Seasons

Which is your favourite season?

Winter

Summer

Spring

Autumn

Seasons
12.5%(88)
56.5%(397)
22.6%(159)
8.4%(59)

Christmas Presents

How much are you planning to spend on Christmas presents this year?

More than last year

Less than last year

The same as last year

Christmas Presents
23.9%(94)
42.2%(166)
33.8%(133)

Halloween

What's your favourite scary movie?

The Exorcist

The Shining

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Psycho

Aliens

Halloween

The Omen

The Descent

Nightmare on Elm Street

Frankenstein

Halloween
21.6%(35)
15.4%(25)
6.8%(11)
7.4%(12)
8.6%(14)
9.3%(15)
9.9%(16)
2.5%(4)
14.2%(23)
4.3%(7)

Holidays

Where did you go (or where are you going) on holiday this summer?

UK

Spain

France

Turkey

Greece

Cyprus

USA/Carribean

Portugal

Other

No holiday this year

Holidays
35.2%(166)
12.7%(60)
4.7%(22)
3.2%(15)
1.3%(6)
0.4%(2)
5.5%(26)
0.8%(4)
13.1%(62)
23.1%(109)

Computer Security

What brand of online security software / antivirus do you use on your main PC/Laptop?

Norton / Symantec

McAfee

Kaspersky

Avast

AVG

Other

I don't use security software / antivirus

Computer Security
17.7%(116)
21.2%(139)
6.7%(44)
10.1%(66)
23.5%(154)
15.6%(102)
5.2%(34)

Shopping habbits

Has your opinion of supermarket meat changed since the 'horse meat scandal'?

Yes - I shop more at my local butcher/farm shop

Yes - I check the food I buy is from the UK

Nothing's changed - I have always bought my meat from a butcher/farm shop

Yes - I no longer buy ready meals

No - I still buy the same from the supermarket

Shopping habbits
19.8%(45)
20.3%(46)
12.8%(29)
9.7%(22)
37.4%(85)

Holidays

Have you booked any holidays for this summer yet?

Yes, I like to have something to look forward to

No, but I intend to go on holiday

No, I do not intend to go on holiday

Holidays
33.0%(37)
38.4%(43)
28.6%(32)

Valentines Day

Will you be celebrating Valentines Day this year?

Yes - it's romantic

Yes - my partner insists

No - I don't believe in it

No - I'm single

Valentines Day
39.8%(70)
5.1%(9)
34.1%(60)
21.0%(37)

Christmas!

What will your Christmas day involve?

I will be spending Christmas with my family at my house

I will be spending Christmas with my family but at someone elses house

I will be spending Christmas out at a pub/restaurant

I will spend Christmas with friends at my house

I will spend Christmas with friends but not at my house

I will be on holiday for Christmas!

Christmas!
56.8%(96)
29.6%(50)
1.8%(3)
4.7%(8)
3.6%(6)
3.6%(6)

Christmas Films

Which 'modern' Christmas film are you most looking forward to seeing this year?

Elf

The Grinch

Miracle on 34th Street

The Santa Clause

Bad Santa

Arthur Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

Home Alone

Polar Express

Love Actually


Christmas Films
11.6%(39)
8.3%(28)
19.3%(65)
4.7%(16)
5.3%(18)
3.6%(12)
6.2%(21)
18.1%(61)
7.4%(25)
7.7%(26)
7.7%(26)

Christmas Shopping

Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Yes - all done

Yes - just a few so far

No - planning to soon

No - I'll start in December

No - I'll leave it to the last minute

Christmas Shopping
5.6%(14)
27.0%(68)
31.3%(79)
25.8%(65)
10.3%(26)

Favourite Pudding

Which is your favourite pudding from this list?

Treacle Tart

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Bakewell Tart

Banoffee Cheesecake

Bread & Butter Pudding

Lemon Tart

Jam Rolypoly

Apple Crumble

Chocolate Gateau

Cheese & Biscuits

Pecan Pie

Favourite Pudding
4.2%(13)
15.4%(48)
8.3%(26)
8.3%(26)
5.4%(17)
9.6%(30)
4.5%(14)
18.9%(59)
16.0%(50)
6.1%(19)
3.2%(10)

Olympics medals

How many gold medals do you think Team GB will win overall in the Olympics?

1-2

3-4

5-6

7-8

9-10

11-12

13-14

15-16

17-18

19 or more

Olympics medals
0.9%(1)
8.9%(10)
4.5%(5)
5.4%(6)
6.2%(7)
10.7%(12)
9.8%(11)
8.9%(10)
5.4%(6)
39.3%(44)

Olympic Sports

Which of the following sports are you most looking forward to watching in the olympics?

Gymnastics

Swimming

Diving

Beach volleyball

Cycling

Fencing

Weight lifting

Triathlon

I am looking forward to watching them all equally

I am not looking forward to watching any

0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)
0.0%(0)

Olympics

Will you be watching the Olympics this summer?

Yes - I will watch it all on TV

Yes - I am going to watch an event live

Yes - I will watch some on TV

No - I will not be watching the olympics

Olympics
26.1%(63)
4.1%(10)
45.2%(109)
24.5%(59)

Holiday

Where are you going on holiday this year?

UK

France

Spain

Italy

Greece

Turkey

Other

I am not going on holiday this year

Holiday
28.8%(30)
9.6%(10)
15.4%(16)
1.0%(1)
3.8%(4)
3.8%(4)
17.3%(18)
20.2%(21)

Jubilee

What will you be doing to celebrate the Jubilee?

Attending a street party

Hosting a street party

Watching the parade on television

Going out for a meal

Spending time with family and friends

Nothing - I will not be celebrating the Jubilee

Jubilee
11.7%(9)
3.9%(3)
27.3%(21)
5.2%(4)
20.8%(16)
31.2%(24)

Consumption

Which of the following (if any!) do you consume on a daily basis?

Tea

Coffee

Coke / diet coke

Energy drinks (i.e red bull)

Chocolate

Alcohol

All of the above

None of the above

Consumption
35.4%(168)
38.7%(184)
7.6%(36)
1.7%(8)
6.5%(31)
5.5%(26)
1.1%(5)
3.6%(17)

Easter

How many Easter eggs do you expect to receive over Easter?

0

1

2

3

4

More than 4

Easter
50.4%(57)
20.4%(23)
8.8%(10)
8.8%(10)
1.8%(2)
9.7%(11)

Holidays

Which of the following would be your idea of a dream holiday?

A cultural trip to Rome

A safari holiday to Kenya

A shopping holiday to New York

A ski/snowboarding holiday to Switzerland

A beach holiday in the Maldives

A caravan holiday to Skegness

Other

Holidays
10.3%(30)
20.3%(59)
16.5%(48)
7.9%(23)
27.8%(81)
4.1%(12)
13.1%(38)

Valentines Day

Do you celebrate Valentines day?

Yes

No

Valentines Day
45.2%(19)
54.8%(23)

Which is your favourite...

Which is your favourite American TV Drama

Grey's Anatomy

House

ER

West Wing

Sopranos

Blue Bloods

CSI

The Good Wife

Boardwalk Empire

None of these...

Which is your favourite...
8.1%(9)
14.4%(16)
8.1%(9)
1.8%(2)
3.6%(4)
1.8%(2)
25.2%(28)
4.5%(5)
1.8%(2)
30.6%(34)

New Year

Have you made a New Year's Resolution

Yes

No

New Year
40.7%(85)
59.3%(124)

Christmas Tree

What's going on the top of your Christmas tree?

Angel

Star

Bauble

Fairy

Nothing

Other

Christmas Tree
31.3%(106)
42.8%(145)
1.2%(4)
10.3%(35)
9.4%(32)
5.0%(17)

Christmas Presents

It's less than 5 weeks until christmas! Have you started your Christmas shopping?

It's all done!

Nearly finished - just a few more to get

I'm about half way

I haven't even started yet!

Christmas Presents
19.4%(12)
30.6%(19)
17.7%(11)
32.3%(20)

Entering Autumn

What do you most look forward to as we enter Autumn?

The changing of all the leaves

Looking forward to Halloween and Bonfire Night

Cosying up at home with some warming comfort food

Nothing- I hate Autumn!

Entering Autumn
33.6%(181)
16.0%(86)
43.8%(236)
6.7%(36)

Charity payments

If YSP occassionally ran surveys where instead of paying you 25p etc we made a payment to charity instead, would you still be interested in taking part?

Yes that would be a good idea to run occassionally

No i'd prefer to donate to charity in my own way

Charity payments
20.8%(99)
79.2%(378)

Summertime madness

What would put you off visiting a British beach this summer?

The weather

The cleanliness of the beach

The crowds

The facilities

I wouldn't be put off, I think British Beaches are great!

Summertime madness
43.4%(33)
23.7%(18)
14.5%(11)
5.3%(4)
13.2%(10)

British Abroad

What do you think of British holiday maker's behaviour abroad?

It makes me ashamed as its so bad

I think the majorty of people behave fine

A few people make the rest of us have a bad reputation

The British behave just the same as any other nation when on holiday

I think British holiday maker's behave wonderfully when abroad

British Abroad
14.1%(87)
23.5%(145)
50.5%(311)
8.4%(52)
3.4%(21)

Royal Wedding

How are you planning to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding?

I'll be joining a street party

Having a celebration party at my house/a friends house

Joining another kind of celebration i.e. in a hall

Don't know yet

I won't be celebrating

I'll just watch it on the TV

Royal Wedding
9.6%(11)
7.0%(8)
1.8%(2)
14.9%(17)
36.0%(41)
30.7%(35)

Music

In what format do you prefer your music?

I use iTunes and mp3 downloads- there is so much choice!

I buy CD's- I love having the case and the booklet

I still buy vinyl- It is so classic

My music collection is huge so I have all sorts of formats

I'm not really into music so don't buy it

Why buy music when it is free on the radio?

Music
29.6%(104)
37.3%(131)
3.7%(13)
14.2%(50)
4.6%(16)
10.5%(37)

Charity

What do you think about so called 'Chuggers'?

I find them annoying

They make me feel guilty

I'm happy to give to charity but prefer to do it in my own way

I think they do a good job getting people to donate to charity regularly

I probably wouldn't donate to charity unless asked like this

What are 'Chuggers'?

They don't bother me

Charity
10.1%(26)
3.1%(8)
28.8%(74)
4.7%(12)
1.9%(5)
47.5%(122)
3.9%(10)

Valentines day

What do you think of Valentines day?

Its so romantic I always celebrate it

I can't be bothered with it

I'll sometimes do something special if I have someone special

Its a big con and a waste of money

Huh? Valentines day?

Valentines day
19.6%(43)
16.9%(37)
31.5%(69)
28.8%(63)
3.2%(7)

New Year Blues

What do you find most depressing about the New Year?

Going back to work

Being short of cash after Christmas

Starting a diet/healthy eating regime

Taking down the Christmas tree

The weather

Nothing!

New Year Blues
20.0%(58)
39.7%(115)
7.6%(22)
9.0%(26)
14.1%(41)
9.7%(28)

Christmas Wreaths

Do you make your own Christmas wreath?

No, the fake ones look better

No, it’s too much hassle to make your own

No, I’m not creative enough to make my own

Yes, it’s great to use clippings from my garden

Yes, I’m really into making my own things now times are tougher

Yes, absolutely, fake ones are so tacky

Christmas Wreaths
14.9%(74)
34.2%(170)
24.5%(122)
10.5%(52)
6.0%(30)
9.9%(49)

Caffeine Habits

How do you most like to get your caffeine kick during the day?

I’m a definite tea drinker

I love my coffee!

I alternate between both, I’m not fussy

I stick to caffeine free hot drinks such as herbal and fruit tea’s

Urgh! No hot drinks for me thanks

Caffeine Habits
22.4%(97)
34.9%(151)
24.2%(105)
6.5%(28)
12.0%(52)

Siblings!

Where do you think is the best position to grow up in a family?

It is best being the eldest child

It is best being the youngest child

It is best being the middle child

It is best being an only child!

It really doesn’t matter as long as you get on

Siblings!
9.7%(40)
13.3%(55)
9.9%(41)
8.5%(35)
58.7%(243)

Social Media

Which of the following social media tools do you expect companies to have?

A Twitter Account

A Facebook page/Group

Onsite reviews of products/ services

I don't expect any of these

Social Media
6.2%(27)
22.7%(99)
48.4%(211)
22.7%(99)