Mini Poll: Summer Ends Early. Did You Learn Something?


What was your favorite activity this summer?


Biking around St. Louis:
 6%
Lounging by the pool:
 12%
Watching movies and concerts in the parks:
 4%
Working on a community service project:
 4%
Watching free music and fireworks downtown:
 4%
Eating at outdoor restaurants:
 15%
Attending summer classes:
 1%
Traveling:
 12%
Going to baseball games:
 9%
Going to The Muny:
 5%
Eating snowcones, ice cream, watermelon, tomatoes:
 9%
Something else:
 21%

 


What was your least favorite activity this summer?


Enduring the heat wave:
 61%
Working outside:
 6%
Paying the utility bills:
 12%
Enduring a sunburn:
 0%
Fending off cicadas:
 2%
Wearing my bathing suit:
 1%
Listening to illegal fireworks in my neighborhood:
 10%
Trying not to notice obvious fashion crimes:
 3%
Playing tour guide to visitors:
 0%
Going to summer school:
 1%
Something else:
 4%
Something else:
 0%

 


How many times did you travel out of town for pleasure this summer?


Once:
 22%
Twice:
 26%
More often:
 21%
Not at all:
 31%

 


How do you handle the sun?


I wear sunscreen, but not a hat:
 22%
I wear a hat, but not sunscreen:
 12%
I wear both a hat and scunscreen:
 28%
I don't go out in the sun:
 18%
I don't take any precautions against the sun (bad idea!):
 19%

 


What reason do you tell out-of-town friends is the best reason to visit St. Louis?


To visit me:
 29%
To see attractions like the St. Louis Zoo and City Museum:
 41%
To watch a sporting event:
 6%
To eat at great restaurants:
 10%
To listen to great music:
 2%
To attend an ethnic or community festival:
 1%
To see great buildings:
 5%
Something else:
 7%

 


What is the "must see" destination for most of your out-of-town guests?


The Arch or the riverfront:
 28%
Forest Park:
 24%
Tower Grove Park:
 3%
Ted Drewes:
 10%
Soulard Market:
 1%
The Hill:
 5%
A local church or cathedral:
 2%
The Loop:
 3%
The CWE:
 6%
Washington Avenue:
 2%
Somewhere else:
 15%

 


Which of the following is your favorite local foodstuff?


A slice of Volpi salami:
 9%
A few of Dad's oatmeal cookies:
 3%
A cold frosty beer from A-B:
 12%
A glass of a Schlafly seasonal, served at the appropriate temperature:
 24%
A slice of Imo's Pizza:
 13%
A slice of Pi's pizza:
 10%
A slice of Miss Hullings chocolate layer cake:
 3%
One of Gus's pretzels:
 8%
A chocolate-covered strawberry from Merb's:
 4%
A chocolate banana malt from Crown Candy Kitchen:
 15%

 


What did you learn this summer that will inspire your next summer?


I'm going to start that diet sooner:
 19%
I'm going to use a higher SPF sunscreen:
 2%
I'm going to buy a better air conditioner:
 9%
I'm going to start the reading list sooner:
 14%
I'm going to pick a different place for a vacation:
 10%
I'm going to send the kids to relatives or to camp sooner or longer:
 3%
I'm going to burn my swimming suit and never buy another one:
 2%
I'm going to have a summer romance:
 6%
Something else:
 36%

 


What is your personal mantra for the next few weeks?


Back to school!:
 10%
Go Rams!:
 14%
Go Cardinals!:
 26%
Charge it!:
 3%
Hot enough for you?:
 8%
I forgot my mantra:
 39%

 


Bonus question:
Who is St. Louis's most iconic living figure?


Jerry Berger:
 1%
Raja the Elephant:
 2%
Bill McClellan:
 8%
Ozzie Smith:
 6%
Frankie Muse Freeman:
 3%
Stan Musial:
 58%
Fr. Larry Biondi:
 1%
Joe Edwards:
 5%
Bob Cassilly:
 4%
Someone else:
 10%

 


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