Mini Poll: The Internet


Do you have Internet access from your home, or not?


Yes:
 93%
Yes, but just through my cell phone:
 4%
No:
 3%

 


Do you have high-speed Internet service, such as cable, satellite, cell phone, U-Verse, Wi-Fi, tablet, or DSL hook-up, or is your home Internet access through a dial-up telephone modem?


Cable:
 24%
Satellite:
 3%
Cell phone:
 1%
U-Verse:
 21%
Wi-Fi:
 6%
Tablet:
 0%
DSL:
 28%
Dial up:
 2%
Other or more than one:
 11%
I do not have Internet access at home:
 2%

 


Is your home access to the Internet pirated or paid for?


Pirated:
 2%
Paid for:
 94%
I do not have Internet access at home:
 4%

 


How much time do you personally spend using the Internet?


I spend most of my time on the Internet:
 11%
I spend more than an hour a day on the Internet, but I do a lot of other things, too:
 60%
I spend up to an hour a day on the Internet:
 20%
I use the Internet a few times a week:
 6%
I use the Internet a few times a month:
 3%

 


If you had to live without the Internet for one month, which would suffer more, your professional life or your personal life?


Professional life:
 58%
Personal life:
 31%
I don't have a life:
 11%

 


When you're away from work, do you spend more time accessing the Internet on your computer or on a hand-held device like a tablet or smartphone?


Computer:
 65%
Hand-held device:
 35%

 


For which task do you use the Internet most?


Reading and sending emails or instant messages or posting in chat rooms:
 44%
Paying bills and organizing my finances:
 7%
Checking and updating my social media accounts:
 10%
Reading or writing blogs:
 4%
Shopping:
 2%
Downloading or streaming video:
 1%
Research:
 20%
Something else:
 12%

 


How often do you come to MayorSlay.com?


At least several times a day:
 1%
At least once a day:
 4%
Several times a week:
 4%
At least once a week:
 32%
At least once a month:
 27%
Never:
 33%

 


How often do you go to the official City of St. Louis website?


At least several times a day:
 1%
At least once a day:
 2%
Several times a week:
 6%
At least once a week:
 11%
At least once a month:
 37%
Never:
 42%

 


For what purpose do you most often use the official City of St. Louis website?


To find information:
 47%
To pay bills:
 4%
To make complaints:
 4%
To exchange information with my co-workers at City Hall:
 2%
To update one of the website's pages:
 1%
Some other reason:
 7%
I never use the official City of St. Louis website:
 35%

 


Have you ever shopped on the Internet?


Yes:
 95%
No:
 5%

 


Have you ever used an Internet dating site?


Yes:
 17%
No:
 77%
No, but I've considered it seriously:
 6%

 


Have you ever donated money to a charity using an Internet site?


Yes:
 66%
No:
 34%

 


Have you ever donated money to a political campaign using an Internet site?


Yes:
 44%
No:
 56%

 


What portion of your monthly bills do you pay on-line?


All or most of them:
 55%
Some of them:
 19%
Hardly any or none of them:
 25%

 


Did you e-File your taxes this year?


Yes:
 69%
No:
 31%

 


How many emails a day do you receive?


More than 100:
 17%
More than 50:
 37%
More than 10:
 41%
A couple:
 4%
None:
 1%

 


How many different email addresses do you have for yourself?


More than 5:
 5%
5:
 4%
4:
 8%
3:
 23%
2:
 36%
1:
 23%
None:
 2%

 


Do you think you are getting more email these days, less, or about the same as always?


More:
 55%
Less:
 7%
About the same:
 38%

 


How much of your email is spam, that is, electronic "junk mail"?


All of it:
 0%
Most of it:
 22%
Some of it:
 70%
None of it:
 7%

 


Which bothers you more, unwanted junk in your inbox or unwanted junk in your mailbox?


In my inbox:
 19%
In my mailbox:
 28%
I dislike them both equally:
 52%

 


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