Mini Poll: Making Google Eyes For You


What kind of social media do you personally use most often? (Yeah, some of the examples could fit several categories. Choose the category that you use most often.)


Social bookmarking/tagging (like Blinklist or Delicious):
 1%
Social news sites (like Reddit or Digg):
 1%
Social networking sites (like Facebook or Twitter):
 68%
Wikis (like Wikipedia or wikiHow):
 11%
Video sharing (like YouTube or Vimeo):
 8%
Podcasts (like those on the KDHX or St. Louis Beacon websites):
 6%
Image Sharing (like Flickr or Picasa):
 5%

 


Does your office or school have a social media policy?


Yes:
 29%
No:
 31%
I don't know:
 13%
I don't have an office or a school:
 27%

 


Do you agree with your office or school social media policy?


Yes:
 35%
No:
 13%
I don't know:
 22%
I don't have an office or a school:
 30%

 


For which of the following tasks do you use the internet most?


Emailing, chatting, IM, tweeting:
 51%
Paying bills/banking:
 6%
Complaining/customer service:
 1%
Blogging/reading blogs:
 3%
Shopping:
 3%
Shopping for shoes (special interest/staff favorite!):
 0%
Watching videos/live streaming:
 1%
Downloading music:
 1%
Research for work/school:
 11%
News gathering:
 18%
Something else:
 5%

 


Would you support a test of internet voting technology that would let voters cast ballots at internet voting machines?


Yes:
 64%
No:
 36%

 


Would you support a test of internet voting technology that would let voters cast ballots at internet voting machines if it were under the direct control of election personnel in traditional polling places?


Yes:
 73%
No:
 27%

 


Are you more likely to vote for a political candidate who has an active online presence?


Yes:
 29%
Yes, much more likely:
 18%
No, it wouldn't matter to me:
 52%
No, and I would be inclined to vote for her opponent because of it:
 1%

 


Do you get a sense that you really know people if they are available to you over time through social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, or Linkdin?


Yes, absolutely:
 8%
Yes, sort of:
 38%
No:
 54%

 


Do you generally place more trust in companies or organizations you can readily access online?


Yes:
 66%
No:
 34%

 


If you could carry all of your personal information in your cell phone (medical history, driving history/drivers' license info, academic background, credit card info) would you?


Yes:
 29%
No:
 71%

 


Would you carry the information mentioned in the previous question if you could use your phone to do everything from paying a parking ticket, to checking out a library book, to voting, to ordering a prescription?


Yes:
 38%
No:
 62%

 


If you could pay for many of your purchases using your cell phone, would you?


Yes:
 42%
No:
 58%

 


Are you more likely to communicate with governmental agencies if email addresses or online communication instructions are provided?


Yes:
 85%
No:
 15%

 


Are you more likely to communicate with businesses if email addresses or online communications instructions are provided?


Yes:
 85%
No:
 15%

 


Has a customer service representative for a company ever contacted you directly after reading your blog, tweet, or FaceBook status update?


Yes:
 16%
No:
 84%

 


How likely are you to sign up for a service like Nixle that provides emergency messages via text or email from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis Department of Public Safety?


Very likely:
 22%
Likely:
 36%
Not very likely:
 34%
Would not do it:
 9%

 


Do you answer your cell phone if you don't recognize the number?


Always:
 10%
Often:
 31%
Usually not:
 43%
Never:
 16%

 


Have you ever emailed or tweeted an official of the City of St. Louis?


Yes:
 59%
No:
 41%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.