Happy Sunday! After a week of nothing but #PartyGate & Djokovic’s Deportation here’s 7 interesting survey stories to shake up your weekend reading.
Welcome to issue #40 of the eOpinion Sunday 7.
As always, firstly some housekeeping – here is Friday’s Daily eOpinion if you didn’t get round to it yet.
Now time for the Sunday 7 round-up from this week, enjoy!
1. TATT? (Tired All The Time)
Tired all the time? You’re not the only one.
If you are a parent of a child or children under the age of 18 you are 3x (22%) more likely to feel tired all the time compared to those with children over the age of 18 (8%).
Commonly reported reasons are exhaustion, too many late nights, long work hours, or a baby keeping you up at night.
Best rest up today guys!
2. I’ll have the lab-grown meat please!
Laboratory meat and edible insects are soon to be making their way onto our menus.
More than a third of people would be willing to try meat grown in a laboratory, while around a quarter would munch on edible insects, according to a survey from Food Standards Agency.
Environmental and sustainability were the most common reasons for trying either food.
While 6 in 10 respondents were willing to try plant-based proteins in their diet, the biggest barrier was a preference for traditional meats (36%), the poll results showed.
Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it I guess?!
3. James Bond to be…
Tom Hardy has been knocked off the top spot for the favourite actor to play the next James Bond.
In a recent poll of 1000 Brits conducted by 888poker, Hardy received an impressive 17 per cent of the vote.
However, another Bond favourite, who currently has the best odds of 6-1 at the age of 49, is the UK’s favourite to replace Craig on 19 per cent.
Tom Hardy was the favourite amongst the men who voted in the poll, receiving 20% of the total male vote. But it was the women who swayed the final results for the top favourite ‘Bond to be’ at 23%.
Norwich, nonetheless, are the biggest Tom Hardy fans of them all with 24% of them selecting the Venom star as their favourite to play James Bond.
4. First Date Fornication
4 out of 10 women in Doncaster have had sex on a first date and alcohol is the most potent aphrodisiac for women in the town. Go on you Donny Lasses!
This comes from a new survey by IllicitEncounters.com who found that other factors which make sex on the first date more likely for women were: online dating, holiday rendez-vous, nights out, and New Years… apparently?
We surveyed our eOpinion tribe this week and found that a third of us would have sex on the first date, why not ay?
The stats of men’s experience do differ though.
5 . Children aren’t the only ones bending the rules…
A quarter of parents admitted they bent rules or “played the system” to increase the likelihood of their child getting a place into their preferred school, a survey suggests.
According to Zoopla, parents are breaking school admissions criteria to avoid paying an average £82,960 premium on houses in the catchment area of a high-performing school.
The survey found parents lied to admissions officers, sometimes renting second homes or using a relative’s home address.
I do have vivid memories of my mum dragging me to church so the local priest would sign my school applications but she never went so far as offering a bribe which 5% of parents admitted to.
6. Always a renter, never a Homeowner
Less than half of young people believe they will ever be able to own their own home, according to new research from the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Nearly a quarter of young people do not think they will ever feel financially secure, while 51 per cent believed they could earn enough to support a family or to have a comfortable retirement.
Young people have been among the most severely impacted financially by the pandemic and face further problems this year as living costs are set to rise sharply.
7. Dogs can’t speak a foreign language… who knew?
A new survey shows that dogs can tell when someone is speaking their native tongue or a foreign language.
Hungarian researchers say that dogs are social beings and involving them in the family will give them opportunities to continue learning.
So who knows maybe they can learn a foreign language, although I may have to seriously brush up on my French skills before I start trying to teach my dogs anymore than Bonjour.
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