Tag: poll

Why Not?! An Unscientific Study of Voter (Dis)engagement

Why don’t young people want to vote? Our Festival Coordinator Pat Daley brings us the results of his unscientific survey at a midsummer festival.

HeadCount’s Fan DNA Project Reveals Political Differences & Similarities of Music Fans

Concerts are often a place where musicians and organizations try to raise political awareness. But are crowds tuned in? Are they listening when artists call on them to take action? Do they generally agree on hot button issues, or are they as divided as the rest of the country?

Posted in News

Dead Heads: Not So Dead in the Head

Although the mental image of a Dead Head is a long-haired, marijuana-smoking, tree-hugging, ambition-less burnout, a recent survey revealed that many of the Grateful Dead’s “most ardent fans” are currently bringing in around $100,000 annually. The survey, which polled 1,000 random people regarding the Grateful Dead, was commissioned by Gordon Hensley. Hensley is a seasoned…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Americans Trash Environment In Poll

An early-March Gallup poll asked Americans which was more important: developing energy supplies even at a further detriment to the environment or protecting the environment even at the cost of limiting energy supplies? Fifty percent of those polled favored securing energy supplies from gas, oil, and coal, the highest percentage Gallup has seen in 10…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Community Question: Solutions on Climate Change

Last fall, we had a poll measuring how many of you had health insurance and where you got it. About 35% of you said you were without insurance, and it kicked off a great stream of comments posted online. We’re now going to start asking a new question every few weeks. We invite you to…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change, Community Question

Running The Youth Vote Up The Poll

There’s good news, bad news, and interesting news about young voters. According to Project Vote, 64% of the US population voted in the 2008 general election, an increase of 4% over 2000. While older white people continue to vote earliest and most often, nonwhites comprised 91% of the increase in voters. And while the number…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform

How The Beatles Brought Down The Soviet Empire

Everyone loves a poll, which is like an election only much less consequential. New York City public television station Channel Thirteen wants to know which musical artist had the greatest impact on history. Over the past few weeks, entries have been narrowed down to the Beatles, Bono, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Michael Jackson. Something…

Posted in Music and Activism

Support For Health Care Reform Increasing

“Public support for health reform ended its summer slide, reversed course and moved modestly upwards in September, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.”