Welcome to issue #9 of the eOpinion Sunday 7!
As always, firstly some housekeeping – here is Friday’s Daily eOpinion if you didn’t get round to it.
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Here is our round-up from this week, enjoy!
1. Long live the king? 👑
Following a turbulent time for the Royal family lately, the results of a survey conducted by YouGov won’t do much to improve the situation.
According to the poll, 41% of 18 to 24 year olds think there should now be an elected head of state compared to 31% who wanted a king or queen.
This is a reversal on the same poll two years ago showing 46% preferred the monarchy to 26% who wanted it replaced.
You can read more here.
2. Keep your wits about you! 💸
I mentioned something about scams a few weeks ago on here but new research from Barclays showed 84% of respondents had seen a rise in suspect communications.
45% of these messages start on platforms like social media, auction sites and dating apps.
With so many attempts of people trying to split you from your hard-earned cash, be extra vigilant!
More details on the survey can be found here.
3. Deluded! 🥊
I’ve got a bit of the green-eyed monster when it comes to this survey. I’ve seen it all over the place this week and you probably have too, I wish eOpinion had put this out there.
YouGov surveyed Americans to see which animals they would win against in a fight, it was so wildly successful they did a comparison survey for us Brits.
There are so many interesting stories in these results I don’t know where to start.
22% of US men think they would win in a fight against a chimpanzee. Have they never seen planet of the apes?! 🙈
23% could defeat a king cobra….. 🐍
Kangaroos and wolves 16/17%. 🦘
For more details on the US results, click here.
Below are the UK results, with more details here:
4. Is this really 2021? 🙀
I’m sneaking two surveys into this one. Both focus on sexism. Both are a bit of a shame.
Firstly the Canaries Supporters Trust conducted research that showed 20% of female Norwich City fans had experienced sexism at a football match.
You can read about sexism in football in a bit more detail here.
Next up is tech company Lenovo who looked at the experience of female gamers online. 59% of those polled said they play as men in order to be left on peace. When playing as a woman, 77% have had to deal with unwanted behaviour.
To read more on this poll you can click here.
5. Pass the calculator. 📱
The charity National Numeracy conducted some research recently revealing that maths is a worry of many and has been highlighted by the new home schooling phenomenon we saw during lockdown.
39% feel anxious trying to work out maths problems, 31% struggle with basic problems and 29% would avoid doing maths where possible.
This article on Yahoo breaks down even more of the numbers. If maths is not your thing, you are not alone.
6. Museums & art galleries under pressure. 🖼
Restaurants and pubs have had a lot of publicity about their struggles as a result of the pandemic. Museums and art galleries not so much.
Charity Art Fund surveyed museum and gallery directors and found 55% remain concerned about their ability to stay open.
With numbers down 75% last year, it’s hardly surprising but fingers crossed, like everyone else, I hope they pull through. There are many places I went as a kid that I would love to take my daughters.
More details can be found by clicking here.
7. Smile! 📸
As part of the New Big 5 Project, over 50,000 wildlife lovers voted on their favourite animals to be photographed with the top five being elephant, polar bear, gorilla, tiger and lion.
In an attempt to raise awareness about the crisis facing the world’s wildlife from threats including habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching, illegal wildlife trade and climate change, this is a survey I’m happy to share.
Some of the pictures floating around on the above website are incredible.
This article on the subject talks about it in greater detail, give it a click.
Thank you for having a read of our Sunday 7. I hope you found it a little bit interesting and entertaining.
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