The recent Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in Italy left 11 dead and 21 missing. Poll Position asked 1,145 American adults what they would do, if given the choice between waiting on a sinking ship for help or jumping into the frigid water and trying to swim to safety.
It’s always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he’s going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.
Are you planning on using your passport in 2012? According to a Travel-Ticker survey of 2,301 people, Italy is the most popular overseas travel spot for the coming year, with 43 percent citing it as one of their “dream destinations.”
Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.
Earlier this week, the Pentagon declared the end of the Iraq War, an almost nine-year conflict which claimed 4,487 American lives and removed Saddam Hussein from power. Now, Americans are are conflicted over whether the entire endeavor was worth it.
17 percent of the survey’s respondents reported there is less crime, and 8 percent believe the crime rate is unchanged. This marked the seventh year in a row that at least 67 percent of Americans answered crime is getting worse.
While the smell of pine is every bit as much of a part of Christmas as candy canes and your drunk Uncle Marvin, the majority of Americans will be opting for a tree of the fake plastic variety this year.
A new Rick Perry ad in which the Texas governor and presidential hopeful laments that gays can serve openly in the military but kids can’t pray in school hasn’t recieved the YouTube reception his campaing was hoping for.
In fact, in just three days Perry’s “Stronger” spot amassed almost twice as many dislikes on the video sharing site as Rebecca Black‘s spectacularly maligned ‘Friday’ video has since September 16.
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