Public Opinion

Are Snapchat and Instagram Regional Apps? Surprising Stats Reveal the App Each Coast Prefers

From goofy distortive filters to controlled amounts of time people can view photos, Snapchat offers users an outlet for quick and raw photo sharing. Instagram, on the other hand, focuses on perfected images, allowing users to set their desired saturation points, highlights, and sharpness. Additionally, Instagram’s shifted focus to ad-based material creates additional barriers compared …

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One Third of Midwestern Smokers Smoke at Least a Pack Per Day

According to the CDC, the percentage of American adults that smoke cigarettes is at its lowest point since they started tracking (currently about 17% of American adults smoke). That seems good. But we wanted to dive a little deeper. Are American smokers also smoking fewer cigarettes per day? It turns out, no. In November 2015 …

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Tech Trust Index shows consumers trust Google and Amazon but not Sprint and AOL

It’s no secret that tech companies amass vast stores of user information, from tax records to snapshots of pumpkin spice lattes. What’s more ambiguous is how this personal information is used. And while major Internet companies like Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft publish transparency reports to distance themselves from NSA spying paranoia, companies like AT&T and …

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Largest existing survey shows 19% support a name change for the Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins have recently garnered criticism, most notably by sportscaster Bob Costas and President Obama, for a team name many consider to be racially offensive towards Native Americans. But a name change is certainly not on the horizon for the storied NFL program, according to the team’s owner Daniel Snyder. Given the high-profile debate, we at Upwave were curious …

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Shopping Behavior on Premium Jeans

Upwave conducted a study among consumers 18+ to understand which jeans brands they considered to be premium and to identify consumers’ “go-to” retailer for premium jeans and the typical payment method used for purchasing. We captured brand awareness, purchasing and preferences in the premium jeans category. Key Takeways: In general, premium jeans imply a higher …

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The great peanut butter debate: 57% of people prefer creamy over crunchy

Deep dish versus thin crust, white versus wheat, and skim versus two percent are all heated food debates. But creamy versus crunchy peanut butter is arguably the most contentious. Pizza preference has a clear geographic association, but the makeup of teams creamy and crunchy is largely unknown. So, we at Upwave wanted to get a handle …

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