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Every Friday in our Instagram Stories, we run short, non-scientific surveys for fun. For five months, our community has answered five quick questions every week. Here's what they had to say:
Two weeks ago, when we asked our community if they wanted to find out the results of our surveys through an article, 94% of them said yes. So here it is!
Little throwback: A few days after the official statement about the COVID-19 lockdown in March, we decided to start our weekly “Friday Surveys”. The first edition, as well as those that followed, focused on our community’s new reality. Here are the questions asked and answers.
Do I prefer video calls or phone calls?
a. 69% of respondents prefer video calls
b. 31% of respondents prefer phone calls
Do I spend my time cooking or do I constantly get food delivery?
a. 88% of respondents cook
b. 12% of respondents get food delivered
Do I follow the news religiously or stay away from it?
a. 45% of respondents follow the news religiously
b. 55% of respondents stay away from it
Do I enjoy shopping online or I’m actually taking a break from shopping?
a. 43% of respondents enjoy shopping online
b. 57% of respondents are taking a break from shopping
Do I spend more time on social media or do I take this opportunity to get away from them?
a. 83% of respondents are spending more time on social media
b. 17% of respondents are spending less time on social media
Do I spend my free time outdoors or do I only go out once a week for groceries?
a. 58% of respondents are spending more time outside
b. 42% of respondents only go out to do grocery shopping
Do I think this crisis will change things or that everything will go back to how it was before?
a. 76% of respondents think things will change
b. 24% of respondents think that everything will go back to how it was before
I spend my time working out or watching shows?
a. 46% of respondents are mostly working out
b. 54% of respondents are mostly watching TV shows
Have I heard from my grandparents only once or do I connect every week?
a. 60% of respondents have done it once
b. 40% of respondents do it every week
Do I drink more alcohol than ever or did I drink more when bars were open? *
a. 45% of respondents drink more alcohol than ever
b. 55% of respondents drank more when bars were open
This question was asked in April when businesses were closed.*
Do I miss seeing my colleagues in person or do I actually love working from home?
a. 59% of respondents miss seeing their colleagues in person
b. 41% of respondents love working from home
Do I spend my time cleaning or am I messier?
a. 59% of respondents do more housework
b. 41% of respondents are messier
Do I sleep better or not during the lockdown?
a. 57% of respondents sleep better
b. 43% of respondents don’t
Did I get tested for COVID-19 or I didn't need to?
a. 10% of respondents have been tested
b. 90% of respondents didn’t need to
Are my pets and I happy or are we getting on each other’s nerves?
a. 65% of respondents are happy
b. 35% of respondents get on each other’s nerves
Am I more of the SAQ or SQDC type?
a. 87% of respondents are more SAQ
b. 13% of respondents are more SQDC
Have I found a new passion or am I still looking for one?
a. 47% of respondents have found a new passion
b. 54% of respondents are still looking
The purpose of my video calls are to follow an online course or to party with my friends?
a. 46% of respondents take online courses
b. 54% of respondents contact their friends
Is my love life okay or is it complicated?
a. 66% of respondents have no issues
b. 34% of respondents say it's complicated
Have I bought a mask or is it not in my plans to buy one?
a. 86% of respondents bought a mask
b. 14% of respondents still did not have one
Am I more in touch with my loved ones than before or has distancing taken us away?
a. 72% of respondents are more in contact than before
b. 28% of respondents have moved away
Am I considering making professional changes or am I fully satisfied with my work?
a. 55% of respondents considered it
b. 45% of respondents are satisfied
Do I live day to day or do I plan for the medium / long term?
a. 45% of respondents live day to day
b. 55% of respondents plan for the long term
I live in the city / countryside - Am I considering making the switch or am I okay where I live?
a. 26% of respondents considered the switch
b. 74% of respondents won’t
Am I in real talk mode with my relatives or do I prefer small talk?
a. 77% of respondents are in real talk mode
b. 23% of respondents are in small talk mode
Have I ever broken social distancing rules or have I allowed myself a few breaches?
a. 25% of respondents had never broken the rules
b. 75% of respondents had already broken the rules
Do I spend my time reading about a topic or do I prefer to learn by listening to videos?
a. 32% of respondents prefer to read
b. 68% of respondents prefer watching videos
Have I created a TikTok account or am I tired of the buzz around this platform?
a. 33% of respondents have a TikTok account
b. 67% of respondents are tired of hearing about the platform
Am I spending more time than ever waiting in lines or do I just avoid them?
a. 27% of respondents wait a long time
b. 73% of respondents avoid them
Have I avoided using public transit in the last 3 months or am I actually taking advantage of it since no one is there?
a. 95% of respondents had not taken public transit in 3 months
b. 5% of respondents took advantage of it
My roommate gets on my nerves more than ever or I couldn't do without her / him?
a. 23% of respondents are tired of their roommates
b. 77% of respondents cannot do without their roommates
Have I started growing seedlings or do I continue to buy herbs at the grocery store?
a. 50% of respondents are cultivating seedlings
b. 50% of respondents continue to buy at the grocery store
Am I buying more local than ever or just can't do without Amazon?
a. 79% of respondents buy more local than ever
b. 21% of respondents cannot do without Amazon
Do people who violate the rules of social distancing get on my nerves or other people's lives don't concern me?
a. 58% of respondents get angry
b. 42% of respondents don't care
Last June, we asked questions related to the launch of our Next-Step Guide, created to help businesses build a better future and use the pandemic as an opportunity to do things differently. Here are the answers we got:
Is your company's mission clear and shared by all and is it easy to make decisions without deviating from it?
a. 70% yes
b. 30% no
Do you know your customers and suppliers and is it easy to understand their needs?
a. 84% yes
b. 16% no
Does your corporate culture allow the emergence of new ideas and outside-the-box thinking?
a. 78% yes
b. 22% no
Is your in-house structure effective enough to quickly take action?
a. 75% yes
b. 25% no
Are the decisions guided by motives other than the profitability of your business?
a. 80% yes
b. 20% no
Are your actions useful and address a need identified among your customers?
a. 96% yes
b. 4% no
Is your company constantly looking for innovative partners to increase the scope of its mission?
a. 74% yes
b. 26% no
Are your actions during a period of crisis consistent with those taken before?
a. 87% yes
b. 13% no
Last August, when the province of Quebec gradually reopened the economy, international travel was still banned and everyone took it as an opportunity to travel and discover their own country. Did our subscribers have to change their plans and did everything work out as planned? Let’s find out.
Did you have to change your vacation plans for the summertime or did you not have any plans yet?
a. 42% of respondents have changed their plans
b. 58% of respondents did not have plans yet
Are you more into hiking or hanging out by the lake?
a. 34% of respondents are more into hiking
b. 66% of respondents are more into hanging out by the lake
Are you more sunset or sunrise?
a. 67% of respondents like sunset better
b. 33% of respondents like sunrise better
Are you more the type to do camping or get a hotel room?
a. 54% of respondents sleep camping style
b. 46% of respondents sleep at hotels
Do you like to visit tourist attractions or usually avoid them?
a. 35% of respondents like to visit them
b. 65% of respondents prefer to avoid them
Are you more Côte-Nord or Gaspésie?
a. 27% of respondents like Côte-Nord better
b. 73% of respondents like Gaspésie better
Are you more Abitibi or Saguenay?
a. 19% of respondents like Abitibi better
b. 81% of respondents like Saguenay better
Do you prefer to explore Quebec or Canada?
a. 66% of respondents prefer Quebec
b. 34% of respondents prefer Canada
Do you travel to discover nature or culture and food?
a. 43% of respondents travel to get into nature
b. 57% of respondents travel for culture and food
Are you more the type to travel solo or with a group?
a. 26% of respondents travel solo
b. 74% of respondents travel with a group
Do you prefer to travel across a region or settle in a fixed location for several days?
a. 59% of respondents travel across a region
b. 41% of respondents settle in one place
Are all your days planned in advance or do you go with the flow on a day-to-day basis?
a. 25% of respondents plan ahead of time
b. 75% of respondents are operating more on a day-to-day basis
Are you part of the “burnt marshmallows” team or “marshmallows turn golden” team?
a. 30% of respondents are part of the “burnt marshmallows” team
b. 70% of respondents are part of the “marshmallows turn golden” team
Do you go to bed later or earlier on vacation?
a. 68% of respondents go to bed later
b. 32% of respondents go to bed earlier
Do you use your bike on the road or in the mountains?
a. 84% of respondents bike on the road
b. 16% of respondents bike in the mountains
When you travel, do you eat in snack bars or five stars restaurants?
a. 74% of respondents eat in snack bars
b. 26% of respondents eat in five stars restaurants
Are you more lobster roll or poutine during summertime?
a. 47% of respondents are more lobster roll
b. 53% of respondents are more poutine
When you go to the beach, do you spend the day in the water or on the sand?
a. 63% of respondents prefer the water
b. 37% of respondents stay on the beach
Do you usually travel with family or friends?
a. 39% of respondents travel with their family
b. 61% of respondents travel with friends
Do you pack your bags the day before you leave or a week in advance?
a. 65% of respondents are last minute
b. 35% of respondents plan ahead
Camping weekend or spa weekend?
a. 61% of respondents prefer camping
b. 39% of respondents prefer the spa
Do you come back more tired or better rested from your week of vacation?
a. 69% of respondents come back more tired
b. 31% of respondents come back more rested
Are you a pro at lighting fires or do you let others do it?
a. 55% of respondents are pros
b. 45% of respondents let others do it
Are you more or less active during your vacation?
a. 51% of respondents are more active
b. 49% of respondents are less active
As the summer comes to an end, with our initiative going on for several months, it was time for us to ask our community if they liked our Friday Surveys in order to know if we should continue them.
Surveys have been carried out every Friday for over 3 months now, is this an initiative that you like?
a. 87% of respondents love Friday Surveys
b. 13% of respondents are indifferent
Knowing that it is still a lot of work, should we keep doing it?
a. 70% of respondents want us to continue
b. 30% of respondents suggest that we take a break
Should we do an article to present the results of all the surveys?
a. 94% of respondents wanted this article
b. 6% of respondents did not see the point
The positive response from our community prompts us to believe that there is still room for our little surveys on Friday. Come back next week for a brand new edition!