Archive for the 'Sunday Stats' Category
South Africans rated their present lives worse in 2010 than they have at any time since Gallup started annual surveys in the country. When asked about the biggest issue they face, South Africans, regardless of how they rate their lives, say it is a lack of jobs.Read more at GALLUP.com.
Politicians take notice: People want to work. Welfare pays the bills, but doesn’t fuel the soul.
Bing Users Are From Internet Explorer; Google Users From Firefox, Chrome & Safari, according to a new study by Search EngineLand:
Is anyone surprised?
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America’s changing, and not just Friday’s credit downgrade. President Obama is now the only President to reside over a lowered credit rating. That’s a legacy.
It’s the face of America I’m interested in here. Look at these statistics from Pew Research:
I could draw conclusions, but that’s not what this post is about. I’ll let you read the data and make up your own mind.
• There are 175 million registered users on Twitter (source: Twitter)
• There are about 95 million tweets every day (source: Twitter)
• Around 42% of users check Twitter to find out about products (source: Edison Research/Arbitron: Twitter usage in America)
• About the same number tweet about brands they follow (source: Edison Research/Arbitron)
• 67% of brand followers will purchase that specific brand (source: DigitalSurgeons)
Since 1952, there are six earthquakes similarly sized or larger than the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan:
- 9.0 2011 East coast of Honshu, Japan
- 9.1 2004 West Coast of Northern Sumatra
- 9.0 1952 Kamchatka earthquake,
- 9.1 1957 Andreanof Islands, Alaska
- 9.5 1960 Chile earthquake
- 9.2 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska
All of these earthquakes were mega-thrust events, occurring where one tectonic plate subducts beneath another. All produced destructive tsunamis.
According to USA Today, U.S. consumers have bought a total of 89 million iPhones vs. 47 million Android phones, a tally that includes devices from different manufacturers and wireless providers, according to financial services firm Piper Jaffray.
But the iPhone is no longer the hottest seller: Some 33 million phones sold in the second half of 2010 were powered by Android, beating iPhone’s sales of 29 million
The New Oxford American Dictionary has named “refudiate” as the Word of the Year, defining it as a “verb used loosely to mean ‘reject:’”
An unquestionable buzzmaker in 2010, the word refudiate instantly evokes the name of Sarah Palin, who tweeted her way into a flurry of media activity when she used the word in certain statements posted on Twitter. Critics pounced on Palin, lampooning what they saw as nonsensical vocabulary and speculating on whether she meant “refute” or “repudiate.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, Texas has seen the greatest increase of rigs in the past year, adding 300, a 73% increase. North Dakota added 83 rigs in the last year, Oklahoma gained 71, and Colorado picked up 30. Analysts at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates have identified 20 significant shale prospects across North America.
|Gallup and Healthways have surveyed more than 1 million Americans as part the Well-Being Index, a daily measure of Americans’ health and wellbeing that began in January 2008. The surveys tell a story of economic devastation, increasing health problems, and American resiliency.|
|Read more at GALLUP.com.
The average salary for Physical science post-doc graduates who worked in academia in 2006 was $40,000. Those who entered non-academic employment were paid on average $55,000. I won’t pass judgment. Too many factors other than money that compensates an individual in the job market.
Fascinating analysis by Pew Research of the huge number of people who won’t be voting on Tuesday. Is this you?
Understandably, most of the attention in this fall’s elections has been on likely voters, not on those unlikely to cast a ballot.
Almost certainly, however, there will be far more nonvoters1 than voters this year.
Turnout in midterm elections typically is less than 40% of the voting age population (in 2006 it was 37%), and there is no reason to expect that it will be dramatically higher in 2010.
Who are these likely nonvoters who constitute a majority of the American public this year?
Nonvoters are significantly less Republican in their party affiliation than are likely voters, and more supportive of an activist federal government.3
Despite their more difficult economic circumstances, nonvoters express greater satisfaction with national conditions than do likely voters, and are more likely to approve of Barack Obama’s job performance.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Adults believe America today has become too politically correct, while just 23% say the country is not politically correct enough. Eleven percent (11%) say the balance is about right.
What do you think? Me, when they start removing the American flag from a veteran’s monument over some PC issue–yeah, we’ve gone too far.