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GrownUps Polls

Do you have grandchildren to entertain these April school holidays? If so, what will you be doing with them? (you can choose more than 1 option)

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Do you use any of these on-demand/convenience apps on your smartphone or tablet?
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Where does your main source of income come from? (you can choose more than 1 option)

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Tell us how you get around? (you can choose more than 1 option)

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Tell us about your working life…(you can choose more than one option):

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We think book clubs are great, what’s your opinion…(you can choose more than one option)?:

  • I prefer to choose what I read myself (57%)
  • Not really my thing (31%)
  • I like getting book recommendations (13%)
  • I’m keen to join one (7%)
  • Already part of one (7%)
  • I’d like to start one (1%)
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We’re interested in what your choice of tipple is… (you can choose more than one)

  • Wine (56%)
  • I prefer to buy alcohol in-store (41%)
  • Beer (26%)
  • Spirits (25%)
  • I don’t drink alcohol (23%)
  • I like to buy alcohol online (4%)
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Do you suffer from any allergies? (you can choose more than one):

  • No, I’m lucky not to! (47%)
  • Hayfever (32%)
  • Skin (eg. eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis) (21%)
  • Asthma (14%)
  • Food (eg. nuts, gluten, dairy) (10%)
  • Animals (eg. cats, bees, horse) (6%)
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How do you feel about renting your home or hosting guests for extra income? (you can choose more than one answer):

  • Not for me (73%)
  • I would consider renting a room or part of my home (12%)
  • I would like to know how to do this (8%)
  • I already have boarders in my home (6%)
  • I would consider renting my whole house (5%)
  • I already do this on Airbnb or similar (3%)
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What do you use for heating and cooling your home? (you can choose more than one option):

  • Heating - my heat pump is my best friend (62%)
  • Heating - good old heaters keep me warm in winter (31%)
  • Cooling - I love my air conditioning unit in summer (28%)
  • Cooling - a floor or ceiling fan does the trick! (22%)
  • I need to get heating/cooling for my home (6%)
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Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

  • Yes, I have an emergency kit prepared (water, food, first aid, etc) (33%)
  • Not too worried, I’ll just wing it if something happens! (29%)
  • I keep meaning to make a plan and get prepared (26%)
  • Yes, I have an emergency plan for myself (6%)
  • Yes, I have an emergency plan with family, friends, neighbours (5%)
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Do you make New Year's resolutions? And do you usually keep them?

  • No, I don't make New Year's resolutions (84%)
  • Yes, but I've usually given up by the end of January! (9%)
  • Yes, I try and stick to my resolutions for the year (7%)
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What's your favorite thing about summer holidays?

  • More daylight hours (41%)
  • Fresh summer fruits and vegetables (32%)
  • Spending more time with friends and family (22%)
  • Summer BBQs (4%)
  • Relaxing on the beach (2%)
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What type of food do you like to cook? (you can choose more than one):

  • Quick & easy dinners (70%)
  • I mainly use a few favourite recipes (39%)
  • Health focused food (33%)
  • I like trying new recipes (33%)
  • Baking & sweet treats (24%)
  • International dishes (ie. Asian, Indian, Mexican) (17%)
  • Meals for my grandchildren (7%)
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In light of recent events, let’s talk about elections (you can choose more than one option):

  • I vote in every election (93%)
  • I speak to friends & family about voting (27%)
  • I’d like to know more about party policies (21%)
  • I vote in some elections (4%)
  • I like to help my children with their voting decisions (3%)
  • I’m not really interested in elections (2%)
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Do you love reading as much as we do? Tell us all about it… (select all that apply)

  • I borrow books from the library. (76%)
  • I buy digital books for my e-reader. (22%)
  • I buy my books online. (15%)
  • I buy 1 - 4 books per month. (15%)
  • There's nothing like the smell of a new book…I buy from bookstores. (13%)
  • I buy 5 or more books per month. (4%)
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Tell us a bit about your vehicle maintenance… (you may choose more than one option)

  • I get my WOF’s at a mechanic (60%)
  • I get my car serviced every 12 months (49%)
  • I’m an AA Roadside Assist Member (48%)
  • I get my WOF’s at VTNZ (25%)
  • I get my car serviced every 6 months (21%)
  • I get my WOF’s at an AA Auto Centre (8%)
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We’d like to know a bit about your teeth… (you can select more than one option)

  • I visit the dentist regularly (45%)
  • I have dentures (29%)
  • I have crowns/veneers/bridges (21%)
  • I need to visit the dentist soon (20%)
  • I don’t go to the dentist (12%)
  • I’m planning on getting dentures in the next 6 months (3%)
  • I’m planning on getting crowns/veneers/bridges in the next 6 months (2%)
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Where do you regularly do your supermarket shopping?

  • Countdown (43%)
  • New World (38%)
  • Pak n Save (34%)
  • I don't mind where I shop (3%)
  • Fresh Choice (3%)
  • Specialty Supermarkets - Nosh / Farro / Organic Grocers (1%)
  • Super Value (0%)
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We're curious, what is your favourite section on GrownUps?

  • Games (42%)
  • Competitions & Offers (25%)
  • Connect / Discussions (18%)
  • Health (17%)
  • Travel (17%)
  • Interests (14%)
  • NZ life (13%)
  • Classifieds (4%)
  • Finance (3%)
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Do you donate red blood cells or plasma? (you may choose more than one option)

  • I would like to donate, but I can’t (56%)
  • I prefer not to donate (20%)
  • Yes, but I haven't done it in years! (18%)
  • Yes, I donate red blood cells (6%)
  • I would like to know more about donating plasma (3%)
  • Yes, I donate plasma (2%)
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Are you considering Retirement Village options in the next 6 months? (you can choose more than one option)

  • No (64%)
  • Not looking yet, but will need to start looking in the next couple of years (19%)
  • I already live in a Village (10%)
  • Yes, for myself & my partner (5%)
  • Yes, for myself (4%)
  • Yes, for a family member or loved one (1%)
  • Yes, I am actively looking to move into a Village soon (1%)
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Have you been requested to be an Executor of a Will?

  • No (64%)
  • Yes (32%)
  • I would like to know more about what is involved in being an Executor (5%)
  • It is likely in the foreseeable future (4%)
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Do you use the Ministry of Health’s Patient Portal?

  • No, what is it? (72%)
  • I’ve heard about it & am interested in signing up. (14%)
  • Yes, it’s a great tool! (11%)
  • I’ve signed up but would like to learn more about how to use it. (3%)
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Which great travel destinations would you like to read more about on GrownUps? (you may choose more than one option)

  • NZ (our own backyard!) (61%)
  • UK & Europe (33%)
  • Australia (29%)
  • USA, Canada & Alaska (20%)
  • Pacific Islands (17%)
  • Asia, India & Indonesia (16%)
  • South America (12%)
  • Africa (9%)
  • Russia (8%)
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Do you donate to charity? (you can choose more than one option)

  • I donate sometimes/when I can afford it (46%)
  • Yes I like to donate regularly (36%)
  • I would consider it for the right charity (19%)
  • Not for me right now (7%)
  • I have a bequest to charity in my will (6%)
  • I’m thinking about bequesting to a charity (1%)
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Do you own Investment Property? (you can choose more than 1 option)

  • Not interested (66%)
  • Rental Property (20%)
  • Thinking about it (9%)
  • Bach or Holiday home (7%)
  • Commercial Property (4%)
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Where in Australia are you most interested in visiting?

  • Queensland (26%)
  • Tasmania (17%)
  • I'm not interested in visiting Australia (16%)
  • Western Australia (14%)
  • Northern Territory (8%)
  • South Australia (7%)
  • Victoria (7%)
  • New South Wales (5%)
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Do you have any pets?

  • Yes (52%)
  • No (42%)
  • No but I'm thinking about getting one... (5%)
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Do you enjoy Gardening?

  • Yes (58%)
  • Sometimes... (28%)
  • No (14%)
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Are you interested in a cruise ship holiday?

  • Not my cup of tea at the moment (46%)
  • Yes and I’ve never been before (27%)
  • Yes, I’ve been before and can’t wait for the next one (17%)
  • Considering & planning one in the next 6-12 months (10%)
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Did you know The World Masters Games are being held in Auckland in 2017?

  • No, I wasn't aware they were being held in Auckland (45%)
  • Yes, I'm aware of them (36%)
  • No, I've never heard of them before (17%)
  • Yes, I'm competing (2%)
  • Yes, I'm planning to volunteer (0%)
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Are The Olympic Games still the best sporting event?

  • Yes, they're the pinnacle for competitors (54%)
  • No, they're just a chance to represent your country (46%)
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Has anyone ever thrown a surprise party for you?

  • No (56%)
  • Yes (44%)
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How many hours of sleep do you normally get?

  • 7 or less (63%)
  • 8 (28%)
  • 9 or more (9%)
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Did you learn to swim...

  • Before the age of 10 (62%)
  • No, I still haven't learned (20%)
  • After the age of 10 (17%)
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Have you or an older family member had a fall in the past year?

  • No (59%)
  • Yes (41%)
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Are you a tea or coffee drinker?

  • Coffee (50%)
  • Tea (46%)
  • Neither (4%)
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What's your favourite part of winter

  • Clear crisp days (57%)
  • Keeping cosy by the fire (26%)
  • Warming comfort food (15%)
  • Winter sports (2%)
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Do you have a Facebook page?

  • Yes (67%)
  • No (33%)
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How often do you watch a film at the cinema?

  • A couple of times a year (32%)
  • Never (27%)
  • Once a year (21%)
  • Once a month, or more (20%)
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Would you consider cosmetic surgery?

  • No (77%)
  • Maybe (13%)
  • Yes (10%)
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Is your home insulated?

  • Yes (88%)
  • No (9%)
  • Not sure (3%)
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Are you a morning person?

  • Yes (55%)
  • No, more of a night owl (36%)
  • Not Sure (9%)
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What's your outlook.... Is the glass half empty or half full?

  • Half Full (81%)
  • Half Empty (19%)
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Do you see your family regularly?

  • Not as often as I'd like (36%)
  • All the time (34%)
  • Sometimes (18%)
  • Hardly ever (13%)
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Autumn Leaves....

  • Natural beauty (75%)
  • Mess in my garden! (25%)
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Do you own a fitness tracker device?

  • No (84%)
  • Yes (16%)
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Feijoa's - Love them or hate them?

  • Love them (66%)
  • Hate them (19%)
  • Not Sure (15%)
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Will you be attending an ANZAC Service?

  • No (56%)
  • Yes (29%)
  • Not sure (15%)
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Have you been on a weight-loss diet in the last 12 months?

  • No (74%)
  • Yes (26%)
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Do you purchase lotto tickets?

  • Yes, but only occasionally (40%)
  • Yes, frequently (38%)
  • No, never (21%)
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Would you consider ordering a weekly food-kit, delivered to your door?

  • No (58%)
  • Not Sure (23%)
  • Yes (19%)
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Easter Treats - Which do you prefer?

  • Hot Cross Buns (68%)
  • Easter Eggs (32%)
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Have you ever switched electricity retailers?

  • Yes (41%)
  • No (37%)
  • Yes more than once (21%)
  • No, I didn’t know it was possible (0%)
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Do you intend to have a holiday this year?

  • Yes, internationally (41%)
  • Yes, locally (29%)
  • I would love to but, unable (18%)
  • No (12%)
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What's your favourite season?

  • Spring (34%)
  • Autumn (33%)
  • Summer (29%)
  • Winter (4%)
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Are you still a regular driver?

  • Yes, all the time (81%)
  • Yes, but my confidence isn't what it used to be (12%)
  • No (5%)
  • Vary rarely (1%)
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Are you a worrier?

  • Sometimes (59%)
  • No, Life's too short to worry (23%)
  • Yes, all the time (18%)
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On average, how much activity would you have each day?

  • >1 hour (52%)
  • 30 minutes up to an hour (29%)
  • About 20 minutes (9%)
  • I don't usually do any activity (5%)
  • <20 minutes (4%)
  • I am not mobile unfortunately (2%)
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What is your knowledge of Te Reo?

  • I understand a little / know a few words (55%)
  • None (43%)
  • I speak fluently (2%)
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Do you suffer from any allergies?

  • No (59%)
  • Yes (41%)
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Blackmores Brain Squeeze

  • I will give it a go (51%)
  • I am enjoying the weekly brain teasers (in the games section) (30%)
  • It's not my sort of thing (19%)
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Do you make New Year Resolutions?

  • No (84%)
  • Yes (9%)
  • Yes, but I never keep them (7%)
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What prize would you like for the next big GrownUps comp?

  • Tablet (50%)
  • Phone (20%)
  • None of these (13%)
  • TV (12%)
  • Music Device (5%)
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Are you a last minute shopper?

  • No, I've been organised for weeks (56%)
  • Maybe, there are a few things I still need (38%)
  • Yes, still have all the gifts to buy (7%)
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Will it be a traditional meal for Christmas?

  • Traditional Roast (41%)
  • Other (22%)
  • Relaxed BBQ (21%)
  • Delicious Brunch (16%)
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Do you want to live forever?

  • No (80%)
  • Yes (20%)
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Do you regift unwanted Christmas presents?

  • I would never regift (40%)
  • I have regifted or sold a present before (30%)
  • I haven't regifted or sold before, however I would consider it (29%)
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How will you be spending Christmas day

  • With family (78%)
  • By myself (15%)
  • With friends (7%)
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Do You say 'I love you'?

  • Sometimes (49%)
  • Yes, all the time (38%)
  • No, never (13%)
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Would you consider competing in the World Masters Games that are in NZ in 2017, in your sport of choice?

  • No (74%)
  • Maybe (14%)
  • Yes (12%)
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Should fireworks be banned for private use?

  • Yes (79%)
  • No (21%)
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Will you give out sweets to Halloween trick or treaters?

  • No (74%)
  • Yes (26%)
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Do you grow your own vegetables?

  • Yes (76%)
  • No (24%)
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Do you have a DIY approach to your home improvement projects ?

  • Yes, I'm pretty handy (55%)
  • Sometimes, but will end up calling in the professionals (30%)
  • No, never! (15%)
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Is October too early for Christmas decorations to appear?

  • Yes (93%)
  • No (7%)
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Do you see the grandchildren in the holidays?

  • Yes (59%)
  • No (22%)
  • I don't have grandchildren (19%)
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Does Daylight Savings confuse your body clock?

  • No (64%)
  • Yes (36%)
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Will you get up early to watch the Rugby?

  • I'll watch a replay (35%)
  • No, not interested (34%)
  • Hopefully the All Blacks ones (19%)
  • Absolutely Yes! (12%)
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Are you afraid of going to the dentist?

  • Yes - but only because of the cost! (48%)
  • No (30%)
  • Yes (22%)
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Do you read a daily newspaper?

  • Yes - the physical paper (29%)
  • Yes - online only (28%)
  • Yes - both physical & online (23%)
  • No (20%)
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Do you do grocery shopping online?

  • No (91%)
  • Not currently, but I should (5%)
  • Yes (4%)
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Do you use an artificial sweetener in drinks and or baking?

  • No (72%)
  • Yes (24%)
  • Maybe if I knew it was healthier (4%)
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Do you want to change from the current NZ Flag?

  • No (74%)
  • Yes (26%)
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Do you experience night cramps?

  • Occasionally (46%)
  • No (31%)
  • Yes (23%)
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Are you interested in Genealogy?

  • Yes - I already research our family tree (53%)
  • Yes - but I don’t know where to start (21%)
  • No - but I might look into it (14%)
  • No - I have no interest (11%)
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Are you planning on redecorating your home this year?

  • No (60%)
  • Yes (23%)
  • Maybe - need some inspiration (17%)
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Mid-winter Xmas?

  • No - no interest (54%)
  • No plans yet, however that sounds like a great idea! (28%)
  • Yes - planning a get-together with friends/family (18%)
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Will you get the Shingles prevention vaccine this year?

  • No (74%)
  • Maybe (20%)
  • Yes (6%)
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Do you own a Tablet device?

  • No (45%)
  • Yes - iPad (26%)
  • Yes - Android (19%)
  • Yes - other (5%)
  • No - but I'm about to buy one (5%)
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We think book clubs are great, what’s your opinion…(you can choose more than one option)?:

  • I prefer to choose what I read myself (57%)
  • Not really my thing (31%)
  • I like getting book recommendations (13%)
  • I’m keen to join one (7%)
  • Already part of one (7%)
  • I’d like to start one (1%)

We’re interested in what your choice of tipple is… (you can choose more than one)

  • Wine (56%)
  • I prefer to buy alcohol in-store (41%)
  • Beer (26%)
  • Spirits (25%)
  • I don’t drink alcohol (23%)
  • I like to buy alcohol online (4%)

Do you suffer from any allergies? (you can choose more than one):

  • No, I’m lucky not to! (47%)
  • Hayfever (32%)
  • Skin (eg. eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis) (21%)
  • Asthma (14%)
  • Food (eg. nuts, gluten, dairy) (10%)
  • Animals (eg. cats, bees, horse) (6%)

How do you feel about renting your home or hosting guests for extra income? (you can choose more than one answer):

  • Not for me (73%)
  • I would consider renting a room or part of my home (12%)
  • I would like to know how to do this (8%)
  • I already have boarders in my home (6%)
  • I would consider renting my whole house (5%)
  • I already do this on Airbnb or similar (3%)

What do you use for heating and cooling your home? (you can choose more than one option):

  • Heating - my heat pump is my best friend (62%)
  • Heating - good old heaters keep me warm in winter (31%)
  • Cooling - I love my air conditioning unit in summer (28%)
  • Cooling - a floor or ceiling fan does the trick! (22%)
  • I need to get heating/cooling for my home (6%)
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