Mini Poll: Lining Up In St. Louis


Will you be fighting the crowds on Black Friday?


Yes:
 6%
No:
 94%

 


Do you agree with the national survey that found that St. Louisans wait in lines for much shorter times than do residents of most other big cities?


Yes:
 76%
No:
 14%
No, and I bet they didn't ask St. Louis women:
 10%

 


In general, what is the longest you would be willing to wait in line for something that you wanted?


Ten minutes, or less:
 29%
About twenty minutes:
 35%
About an hour:
 21%
A couple of hours:
 10%
Most of the day:
 2%
As long as it took, even if I had to camp out overnight:
 3%

 


Which of the following is the most frustrating place at which to wait in line?


Fast food restaurants:
 7%
Doctors' and dentists' offices:
 15%
Stores:
 6%
Sporting events:
 1%
Traffic lights:
 15%
Airports:
 15%
Government offices:
 11%
Bathrooms:
 29%

 


For which of the following activities would you be most willing to wait in line the longest?


Voting:
 60%
Receiving a sacrament:
 11%
Getting a celebrity's autograph:
 5%
Eating a good meal:
 12%
Washing my car:
 0%
Finding a clean bathroom:
 9%
Seeing a hit movie:
 3%

 


At which place would you be willing to wait longer for a good lunch?


A food truck:
 7%
A sit-down restaurant:
 93%

 


At which of the following places in St. Louis would you most expect to encounter the longest line?


Lambert Airport before a holiday:
 37%
BJC Emergency Room after a holiday:
 20%
The Pageant before a big concert:
 2%
Metro after a ballgame:
 25%
Ted Drewes during a heat wave:
 10%
City Museum during a school holiday:
 1%
The Arch when the elevator isn't working:
 5%

 


Which of the following actions is the way you are most likely to avoid a wait in line?


Shop online:
 28%
Pay extra for the privilege of going to the front of the line:
 2%
Jump to the front of the line:
 0%
Send or hire someone to stand in line for me:
 0%
Go at a time when I expect the line to be shortest:
 44%
Don't go at all:
 25%

 


Have you ever flat out made up an excuse to jump to the front of the line?


Yes:
 10%
No:
 90%

 


In general, which of the following groups are the most annoying line jumpers?


Old people:
 6%
Small children:
 3%
Teens:
 15%
VIPs:
 22%
People who arrive late to join their friends who are already in line:
 52%
People who pretend to speak only French:
 3%

 


How often do you speak up when someone jumps the line ahead of you?


Always:
 26%
Sometimes, but not always:
 52%
Hardly ever:
 17%
Never:
 5%

 


Which of the following comments would you most likely use on a line-jumper?


"The line starts back there":
 63%
"@&&!!##":
 3%
"Excuse me, but I was ahead of you":
 24%
"I know where you live":
 0%
"No cuts, no butts, no coconuts":
 1%
Nothing, I'd just use my icy stare:
 8%

 


The State of Missouri requires places of public assembly to provide the same number of bathroom fixtures for men and women. Do you support this law?


Yes:
 46%
No, men should have more:
 3%
No, women should have more:
 51%

 


The State of Washington has passed a law making it illegal to cut to the front of certain lines and levying fines for doing so. Should Missouri do the same thing?


Yes:
 50%
No:
 50%

 


Would you step out of line if the person ahead of you at a water fountain was sniffling?


Yes:
 59%
No:
 41%

 


Which of the following line dances best describes your personality?


The Can-Can:
 9%
The Chicken Dance:
 11%
The Electric Slide:
 27%
The Hustle:
 16%
The Cotton-Eye Joe:
 8%
The Macarena:
 7%
The YMCA:
 22%

 


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