Monday, December 29, 2008

Poll Results and a New Poll

I've been a bit lax on the polls over the holidays but here are the results from the last poll:

The question: What are your most pressing survival threats in the next few months?

The answers:
  • The weather (5 people/11%)
  • Job loss (5 people/11%)
  • Homelessness (3 people/7%)
  • National economic issues--gas prices, food shortages, economic collapse (38 people/42%)
  • Personal financial disaster (4 people/9%)
  • Personal health issues (1 person/2%)
  • National societal collapse (6 people/14%)

Obviously many people have concerns about where our economy, and therefore our futures, are headed. Scary.

The new poll: In what part of the country do you live? People in the northeast are known for being both thrifty and prepared. People in the west are known to be able to take care of themselves. Just wondering if there are people from certain parts of the country that are more interested in preparedness than others or if preparedness is a topic that interests people from all parts of the country.


  1. People here tend to be thrifty, depending on what part of the city you're in. I've noticed more and more people lately pinching their pennies. While I was at the bank, some older lady asked for an entire box of "old" nickels. $30-50 worth, maybe? Suppose she wanted to pick out the ones with a higher precious metal content. Things I see here and there point to a slow awakening of the general public.

  2. The analogy of the poll is odd to me. Why??

    Because all roads lead to homelessness.

    Just think about it.

    National Association of homeless people.


    you forgot divorce leads to homelessness also.