April 02, 2010

data of the moment

in the most recent wii poll, the question is:

"when planning to purchase an expensive item, which are you more likely
to do?"

A. save for the purchase

B. use credit

64% of the people say save, 36% say credit (men and women only differ by

but here's where it gets interesting ...

in predicting the results of the poll, the national average is 40%
accuracy (the lowest prediction score i've ever seen). so it's likely
that a quarter of the people taking the survey say they use cash, but
predict people will use credit (i was one of those).

people from UT, NE, KS prefer cash more strongly. people from AK, HI,
NJ and DE have a weaker preference for cash.