Make Tech Easier: 3 Awesome Sites to Create an Online Poll for Free

Make Tech Easier: 3 Awesome Sites to Create an Online Poll for Free. “If you want to gauge the opinions of a group of people quickly, a poll is an easy way to do it. Just create the ballot and send it to everyone interested to see what they think. However, there are many poll services online, so which one is the best for you? We compiled this list of the best sites to create a free online poll.”

BBC: Global perception of US falls to two-decade low

BBC: Global perception of US falls to two-decade low . “America’s reputation among some allies has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades, according to a global survey. The findings of the Pew Research Center poll reflect public perceptions of the US in 13 countries. Positive views of the US has fallen to a median of 34% across the countries surveyed, and only 16% confidence in President Trump.”

Poll: Majority of adults don’t trust Trump’s comments on Covid-19 vaccine (NBC)

NBC: Poll: Majority of adults don’t trust Trump’s comments on Covid-19 vaccine. “A majority of American adults don’t trust what President Donald Trump has said about a coronavirus vaccine, according to new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking poll, as the share of people who say they would get a government-approved vaccine has decreased.”

Pew: Americans think social media can help build movements, but can also be a distraction

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Americans think social media can help build movements, but can also be a distraction. “Social media platforms are important for political and social activists. But while most Americans believe these platforms are an effective tool for raising awareness and creating sustained movements, majorities also believe they are a distraction and lull people into believing they are making a difference when they’re not, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.”

Washington Post: Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy.

Washington Post: Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy.. “In a country stumbling to control a rampant and deadly virus, masks are effective and popular weapons. Three-quarters of Americans favor requiring people to wear face coverings in public to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, including 89 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll in July. Now, with the nation reeling from more than 5 million infections and nearly 170,000 virus-related deaths, a rising sense of outrage is leading this silent majority to push back against the smaller but louder anti-mask contingent.”

Poll: Less than half of Americans say they’ll get a coronavirus vaccine (NBC News)

NBC News: Poll: Less than half of Americans say they’ll get a coronavirus vaccine. “Less than half of American adults say they would get a government-approved coronavirus vaccine if one becomes widely available, new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll show, with the majority unsure about getting the vaccine or saying they’re ruling it out entirely.”

Penn State: Mining Twitter data may help National Parks staff gather feedback faster

Penn State: Mining Twitter data may help National Parks staff gather feedback faster. “The National Park system has been referred to as one of America’s national treasures. A team of Penn State researchers in the department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and the Social Science Research Institute, report that mining tweets about the park may open up a rich vein of information that could lead to better service for park visitors while still protecting these national treasures and their wildlife.”

Phys .org: How consumer expectations are evolving throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Phys .org: How consumer expectations are evolving throughout the COVID-19 crisis. “From savings and job security to staying safe in the age of social distancing, there’s a lot for consumers to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Raphael Schoenle and a team of researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland are doing their part to track public opinion in real time. By compiling daily survey data throughout the pandemic, they hope to aid policymakers by shining a light on how the perceptions of every-day Americans are evolving.”

HuffPost: Wearing A Mask Is More Popular — And A Little Less Partisan — Than You Might Expect

HuffPost: Wearing A Mask Is More Popular — And A Little Less Partisan — Than You Might Expect. “An increasingly broad majority of Americans are wearing masks in public, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, which finds far more of a consensus on the benefits of masks than high-profile skirmishing over the issue might suggest. Democrats, especially, are prone to overstate the level of GOP opposition to masks, the survey finds.”

New York Times: Would You Go to a Movie Right Now? Republicans Say Yes. Few Others Do.

New York Times: Would You Go to a Movie Right Now? Republicans Say Yes. Few Others Do.. “A majority of Republicans say they would feel comfortable flying on an airplane, eating indoors in a restaurant or seeing a movie in a theater. Large majorities of Democrats and political independents say they would not. Those findings, from a survey conducted in early July for The New York Times by the online research firm SurveyMonkey, show how opinions about the pandemic increasingly fall along partisan lines. Separate data on mobility shows the same partisan split in actual behavior — and it can’t be explained by differences in the prevalence of the virus itself.”

Pew: A look at the Americans who believe there is some truth to the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was planned

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): A look at the Americans who believe there is some truth to the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was planned. “Most Americans (71%) have heard of a conspiracy theory circulating widely online that alleges that powerful people intentionally planned the coronavirus outbreak. And a quarter of U.S. adults see at least some truth in it – including 5% who say it is definitely true and 20% who say it is probably true, according to a June Pew Research Center survey. The share of Americans who see at least some truth to the theory differs by demographics and partisanship.”

The Hill: GOP governors in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida see approval sink

The Hill: GOP governors in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida see approval sink. “Republican governors four states with surging coronavirus case numbers have seen their approval ratings sink in recent weeks, according to survey data obtained by Axios. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp all had disapproval ratings of 55 percent or higher in the survey taken between July 13 and July 19.”

AP: AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks

AP: AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks. “More than four months after government stay-at-home orders first swept across the U.S., the poll spotlights an America increasingly on edge about the virus. The federal government’s response is seen as falling short, and most Americans favor continued restrictions to stop the virus from spreading even if they might hamstring the economy.”

Pew: Most Americans say social media companies have too much power, influence in politics

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Most Americans say social media companies have too much power, influence in politics. “A majority of Americans think social media companies have too much power and influence in politics, and roughly half think these major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that comes as four major tech executives prepare to testify before Congress about their firms’ role in the economy and society.”

Phys .org: Women, college graduates, Democrats more likely to self-isolate to reduce coronavirus risks

Phys .org: Women, college graduates, Democrats more likely to self-isolate to reduce coronavirus risks. “Women, older Americans, Democrats and people with more education are more likely to try to isolate themselves from contact with other people to reduce COVID-19 transmission risks, according to a new Tufts University national survey.”