Mini Poll Results

Summer Reflections

Which of the following activities was a positive part of your summer? [Check all that apply]
  • 48%
    Biking, hiking, outdoor exercise
  • 22%
    Lounging by the pool
  • 13%
    Watching movie and concerts in the City's various parks
  • 13%
    Working on community service projects
  • 8%
    Working on a campaign
  • 35%
    Gardening
  • 6%
    Watching the fireworks in Forest Park
  • 35%
    Dining al fresco
  • 1%
    Attending summer school
  • 52%
    Traveling/summer vacation
  • 19%
    Summer staycation
  • 34%
    Going to baseball games
  • 16%
    Going to The Muny
  • 24%
    Taking the kids to the Zoo
  • 25%
    Eating ice cream from Ted Drewes
  • 7%
    Sundresses
Which of the following activities was negative part of your summer? [Check all that apply]
  • 54%
    Enduring the heat
  • 14%
    Losing power
  • 23%
    Working outside
  • 44%
    Paying higher utility bills
  • 1%
    Enduring a sunburn
  • 3%
    Wearing my bathing suit/Getting a sunburn
  • 32%
    Enduring illegal fireworks well past Independence Day
  • 1%
    Playing tour guide to visitors
  • 1%
    Going to summer school
  • 27%
    Not going on vacation
  • 2%
    Trying to find enough activities to occupy the kids
  • 3%
    Working on a political campaign
How many times did you travel out of town for pleasure this summer?
  • 29%
    Once
  • 29%
    Twice
  • 18%
    More often
  • 2%
    Did for business, not for pleasure
  • 22%
    Not at all
How do you handle the sun?
  • 18%
    I wear sunscreen
  • 9%
    I wear a hat
  • 22%
    I wear both a hat and sunscreen
  • 11%
    I don't go out in the sun
  • 39%
    I ignore it
  • 2%
    Do sundresses count?
What reason is the best reason for friends to visit St. Louis in the summer?
  • 26%
    To vist me! OBVIOUSLY
  • 31%
    To visit attractions like the St. Louis Zoo & City Museum
  • 15%
    To watch baseball
  • 8%
    To eat at all our restaurants
  • 15%
    To see a free concert/free anything
  • 6%
    To attend a festival or ethnic community event
What did you learn this summer that will inspire your next summer? [Check all that apply]
  • 34%
    I'm going to start getting in better shape year-round
  • 4%
    I'm going to use a higher SPF sunscreen/start wearing sunscreen
  • 4%
    I'm going to buy a better A/C
  • 16%
    I'm going to read more
  • 47%
    I'm going to go on vacation. No questions. No limitations.
  • 45%
    I'm going to go to more events around the City
  • 1%
    I'm going to send the kids/spouse to summer camp sooner/longer
  • 18%
    I'm going to have a summer romance
  • 34%
    I'm going not work so much
Which of the following is closest to your personal manta as we head into Fall?
  • 4%
    Back to school! Back to school! Mama gets freedom now that the kids are back to school!
  • 3%
    Go [NFL TEAM]!
  • 31%
    Go Cardinals!
  • 35%
    Vote!
  • 12%
    Boots and sweaters!
  • 5%
    Pumpkin spice in everything!
  • 11%
    #ForeverSummer