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Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans, Survey Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

A broad new survey shows that a majority of American adults continue to support marijuana legalization in the United States, and that support appears ...

Thanksgiving Traditions 2013

John Dick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
John Dick

Since the beginning of November, we have been tracking consumer's Thanksgiving plans and traditions, while also looking at Thanksgiving data from the previous year to study the changes. We learned a lot.

Why Do Social Networks Increase Stress?

John Dick | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
John Dick

Are the active tweeters and status updaters living a more enriched life or a more stressful one? We dug into our piles of data to shed some light on these questions.

Are We Fatter Than We Think We Are?

John Dick | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.

Can We Predict How Stressed Out You Are From The Kind Of Car You Drive?

John Dick | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

We set up a tracking poll in February to gauge the current level of stress among the U.S. adult population on an ongoing basis. Now, as National Stress Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to see what our polling database could tell us about stress and its related factors.