- Response rates vary dramatically
- Designing an effective poll is very hard
- You don't want to make financially-critical decisions based on the results
- Even if you trust the results, they're hard to interpret
- They're fun
So without further ado, here are the poll results. Make of them what you will.
What country do you currently live in?
|United States of America||39||61%|
Where would you like to go?
|United States of America||1||2%|
How serious are you about moving to another country?
|1- Wishful thinking||0||0%|
|5 - Dead Serious||16||25%|
Why do you want to move to another country?
|Economic opportunities abroad||24||38%|
|Unemployment at home||8||13%|
|Want a better political atmosphere||30||47%|
|Worried for your country's future||27||42%|
How soon would you like to leave?
|As soon as possible||9||14%|
|Within six months||7||11%|
|Within a year||10||16%|
|Within five years||32||50%|
|After five years||5||8%|
|When you retire||1||2%|
How old are you?
|Less than 18 years old||3||5%|
|18 to 25||14||22%|
|26 to 35||25||39%|
|36 to 45||13||20%|
|45 to 55||7||11%|
|56 or older||2||3%|
Are you "skilled" or "unskilled" labor?
How should government be involved in social issues?
|1- Government has no role here||12||19%|
|5- Government should support the culture||7||11%|
How should government be involved in economic issues?
|1 - Governments should regulate||10||16%|
|5 - Markets should regulate||4||6%|
Would you like more "opinion" posts on the Overseas Exile blog?
Since I generated these results, two more people took the poll and voted "Yes" for opinion posts.
In a later post, I'll describe how I interpret this in light of this blog. Also, for any of you Web design geeks who are wondering about the tables: I am an HTML 3 god. It ranks right up there with my mad COBOL chops. If you're not a Web design geek, that was a joke you can safely ignore.