LAST MONTH'S READERS POLL RESULTS
Our monthly readers’ poll was once again a potpourri and here’s how you responded to questions ranging from whether you’re superstitious to whether the state should allow casino gambling outside of Atlantic City.
When we asked our readers whether reviews affect whether they visit a particular restaurant, a surprising 60% said they do.
Equally surprising was the number of respondents who admitted to being superstitious, a hefty 58%. Among that number, 33% “knock on wood” for good luck and 29% won’t walk under a ladder. Black cats, Friday the 13th, the number 13, ghosts and a host of other superstitions all drew single digit responses.
When asked how often you use your cell phone, a remarkable 87% said more than once an hour, with the majority of those responders admitting that their use is too frequent to even estimate accurately.
When asked how important (on a scale of 1=low and 10=high) it is that your children have arts and music included in their school curriculum, 40% gave that curriculum component a 10 and 61% rated it as an 8, 9, or 10.
When asked how important (on a scale of 1=low and 10=high) it is that your children have interscholastic sports included in their school curriculum, 36% responded with a 10 and 69% rated it as an 8, 9, or 10.
Finally, when asked whether New Jersey should allow casino gambling outside of Atlantic City, 45% of those responding said no, while 36% said yes and 17% said they either didn’t know or didn’t care.