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Newsletter Poll Archive

Below is our archive of past polls conducted about information found on our website.

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March 2014

How can we make timeanddate.com’s mobile experience better?

Results:
Make the existing site more user friendly for mobile devices.
23% 
I would like a separate mobile-optimized website.
15% 
find the current site and apps good to use on my phone/ tablet.
13% 
I don’t use the site on a mobile device, so I don’t have anything to add.
30% 
Make more apps.
18% 
549 votes so far

January 2014

Will you be watching the Olympic Winter Games?

Results:
No! I am not interested in winter sports.
33% 
Yes, of course! I have been waiting for these games for four years!
28% 
I’ll only watch events with my favorite team(s) and/ or athlete(s).
22% 
I will watch every game & will use your countdowns extensively.
12% 
Wow, I didn’t know they have Olympic Games in the winter!
6% 
693 votes so far

December 2013

How do you plan to ring in 2014?

Results:
2014?!? Already? Where did 2013 go?.
31% 
With a party. I’ve made a countdown for the party of the year using your Countdowns.
3% 
I am going to spend the last days of 2013 with family and friends.
23% 
I am traveling - I like to see how different cultures celebrate New Year.
13% 
I plan on doing nothing. After all, it is just another day.
19% 
693 votes so far

November 2013

Will you be watching the November 3 eclipse?

Results:
And the comets and the meteor shower! I am an avid backyard astronomer.
18% 
Of course! I am traveling to where I can see the whole thing!
12% 
No. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see it from my location.
28% 
I will be watching a live stream of it.
14% 
Maybe. If I have time.
11% 
Eclipse? There’s an eclipse? Wait, what’s an eclipse?
16% 
1006 votes so far

October 2013

In addition to local time, what kind of info would you like to see about a city on timeanddate.com?

Results:
Distance from your current location.
35% 
Local greeting.
18% 
Currency.
15% 
Dates and times of business closure.
10% 
Pictures of the city skyline.
22% 
581 votes so far

September 2013

What kind of astronomy information would you like to see on timeanddate.com?

Results:
Star charts or sky maps.
42% 
An astronomy calendar.
25% 
More articles on astronomical and natural events.
11% 
Articles on how to stargaze.
14% 
Astronomy? What on earth is that?
8% 
1027 votes so far

June 2013

How do you plan to spend your summer?

Results:
Vacation at the beach to take in some sun.
29% 
I shall be working while the Sun shines outside.
21% 
Go to the hills to get away from the heat.
11% 
Enjoy the bounties of summer right at home.
17% 
Summer? We are in the Southern Hemisphere.
21% 
820 votes so far

May 2013

What do you use timeanddate.com most for?

Results:
To find current time in other cities and set up meetings with people abroad.
29% 
To check time zone differences and DST changes before I travel.
11% 
To look up holidays in my own and other countries.
10% 
To view or print calendars.
21% 
DST? To use your date calculators.
15% 
To use your other services.
9% 
686 votes so far

March 2013

DST is a controversial subject in many countries. How do you feel about changing your clocks every few months?

Results:
I think DST is a great idea, it saves a lot of time and money.
29% 
I would not notice if they decided to start/stop observing DST.
11% 
I think it is a good idea, but there needs to be a better way to solve the problems that come with it.
10% 
I hate DST changes! They need to abolish it.
40% 
DST? What is that?
10% 
1215 votes so far

February 2013

In March, people in many countries will move their clocks forward as DST begins. How do you prepare for the time change?

Results:
I change my bed time a few days before the change, so I can deal with the one hour less sleep.
4% 
Nothing. I don’t even usually notice the change.
33% 
I am looking forward to it. I wake up early and go out to enjoy a Spring day.
22% 
No such changes for me! My location doesn’t follow DST.
7% 
What is it that time of the year again? I hate DST changes - they need to abolish it!
34% 
128 votes so far

January 2013

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner. How are you going to celebrate it?

Results:
What, is it Valentine’s day already? Wasn’t it the New Year a few days ago?
33% 
Nothing. It is a silly holiday.
37% 
It is my favorite holiday – I go all out for my significant other!
7% 
The usual – chocolate and flowers.
14% 
I always forget. So this year I have made a countdown to remind me.
10% 
332 votes so far

December 2012

What are your Productivity plans for 2013?

Results:
I just printed a 2013 calendar from your website. It’ll be a very productive year!
52% 
Is it going to be the New Year already? Where did 2012 go?
17% 
Productivity? What does that mean?
9% 
I will think about 2013 after I am done with all the partying this year.
8% 
I’m thinking of taking it easy. Stop and smell the roses more often.
14% 
958 votes so far

November 2012

Some believe that the Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012. What will you be doing on that day?

Results:
Having an End of the World party! Its going to be a party to remember!
24% 
End of the world? I’ll be too busy shopping for the holidays!
9% 
I will be hiding under the bed.
6% 
It’s just another December Solstice. No big deal.
52% 
Yippee! Now I have an excuse to get out of that holiday dinner invitation.
9% 
398 votes so far

October 2012

Do you prefer more apps or a mobile site from timeanddate.com?

Results:
I’d prefer the full website with design adapted for mobiles and tablets.
22% 
I’d prefer more Android Apps.
24% 
I’d prefer more iPhone/iPad Apps.
9% 
I’d prefer Windows Phone Apps.
6% 
I mainly use timeanddate.com from a computer, so I don’t really care.
40% 
875 votes so far

September 2012

Which new calendar features would you like us to offer?

Results:
Save my own events, like birthdays, meetings etc. to a calendar
46% 
Create new printable options, like Family & Birthday Calendars etc
16% 
Add my own pictures to print desk top or wall calendars at home
12% 
Import from and export to other calendars
9% 
Make the iPad Calendar & Holidays App available for iPhone & Android
17% 
467 votes so far

No newsletter in July and August 2012


June 2012

Which Animated Countdown would you like to see next?

Results:
Major Holidays (like Christmas, Chanukah, Eid-al-Fitr, Halloween etc)
50% 
More Sport Countdowns
16% 
Product Release Countdown (like Games, TV-series, Music, Films etc.)
11% 
First & Last Day of School Countdown (Graduation)
13% 
Concert / Show / Festival
10% 
1035 votes so far

May 2012

June 5-6 Venus can be seen passing the Sun for the last time in over 100 years. Will you watch it?

Results:
Definitely, I would never miss a chance to watch the transit of Venus
34% 
It happens way too early / too late where I live, so I won�t watch it.
21% 
I live on the wrong side of the planet, the transit is not visible from here.
9% 
I saw the last one, so I�ll skip this one
13% 
Who is Venus and where�s she going?
24% 
364 votes so far

April 2012

Some fear Friday the 13th, others think it’s lucky... How do you feel?

Results:
It’s just another Friday; I’m not superstitious!
34% 
Unlucky! I try my best not to leave the house on Friday 13th.
21% 
Oh, Lucky Day! I will definitely buy a lottery ticket!
9% 
Unlucky, I guess, but I don’t do anything special to avoid it.
13% 
Lucky or unlucky? What are you talking about?
24% 
800 votes so far

March 2012

Would you use learning tools for kids from timeanddate.com?

Results:
Yes, but only if they were online, free and fun.
34% 
I would let my kids use free learning Apps from timeanddate.com
21% 
I'm even willing to pay for good, fun learning Apps for kids
9% 
I'm a teacher, and always looking for free learning tools
13% 
No, thanks, I already know how to tell time (and I don't teach kids)
24% 
408 votes so far

February 2012

Leap Day, February 29, is just around the corner. What will you be doing on the day?

Results:
Nothing – it’s just another day.
60% 
Propose, get married, or celebrate an anniversary.
8% 
Do something totally wild to remember the day!
12% 
It’s my birthday, and it’s only once every 4 years.
8% 
Leap Day, what on earth is that?
12% 
944 votes so far

January 2012

Now you’ve had a chance to get used to it, how do you like timeanddate.com’s new design?

Results:
What new design? Did you change something?
34% 
I love the fresh new look! It’s contemporary and appealing.
37% 
It’s better, but it still has a long way to go.
9% 
I suppose it’ll have to do, but I’m not impressed.
9% 
I preferred the old, grey/green design.
11% 
564 votes so far

December 2011

Which of our services will you use to count down to 2012?

Results:
Online New Year Countdown
61% 
One of our countdowns on iPhone or iPad
2% 
Facebook Countdown on your wall
11% 
Countdown for your website or blog
7% 
None of the above. I'll watch the sky instead
19% 
54 votes so far

November 2011

Should we continue having a poll in the newsletter?

Results:
No, I never answer it.
2% 
Maybe... it's interesting sometimes.
24% 
Yes, I always answer it.
57% 
What's a poll?
4% 
This is a trick question, right?
13% 
83 votes so far

October 2011

How should we improve timeanddate.com?

Results:
Make more new services.
13% 
Update the design, make it look more modern.
18% 
Make the calculators and converters simpler.
11% 
Make the Holiday articles shorter.
2% 
All of the above, the site needs a total facelift.
13% 
Please don't change a thing, I love it just the way it is!
43% 
161 votes so far

September 2011

Which one of the following NEW services would you consider paying for?

Results:
Business Day Calculator
4% 
iPhone & iPad Apps
18% 
Android Apps
15% 
Clocks and Calendars for my own website
6% 
XML/API services
1% 
None of them - I only want free services & Apps
56% 
230 votes so far

August 2011

Which of these new services would you like us to create next?

Results:
More Apps for iPhone and iPad
8% 
More Apps for Facebook
10% 
Apps for Android devices
24% 
Business Day Calculator
8% 
Time Zone Maps
47% 
Other
3% 
118 votes so far

June 2011

Which online service(s) are you likely to use when planning your next trip?

Results:
Time Zone Converter
13% 
Worldwide Weather Forecast
12% 
Travel Time Calculator
1% 
Distance Calculator
10% 
International Calling Codes
2% 
National Holidays List
6% 
Several of the above
55% 
289 votes so far

May 2011

Which other language would you like timeanddate.com to be translated to?

Results:
German / Deutsch
5% 
Spanish / Español
9% 
French / Français
4% 
Norwegian / Norsk
3% 
Italian / Italiano
3% 
None, I'm happy with the English site
75% 
515 votes so far

April 2011

Will you watch a live broadcast of the Royal wedding on April 29, 2011, 11am (BST) in London?

Results:
Yes, I will! I'm in a time zone close to London
13% 
Yes, I will - even though it's in the middle of the night.
18% 
No, unfortunately I will be asleep.
15% 
No, I'm not interested!
44% 
Who's getting married?
9% 
601 votes so far

March 2011

Will you play pranks on people on April Fool's Day?

Results:
Yes, I have a couple pranks ready.
13% 
Maybe, I haven't done it in a while.
27% 
Maybe, but I always get pranked on.
2% 
No, I always forget to.
19% 
No, I'm too old for pranks.
32% 
When is April Fool's Day?
7% 
276 votes

February 2011

How do you know when DST starts or ends in your country/area?

Results:
I always know when DST starts or ends.
39% 
I find out on timeanddate.com.
22% 
Someone tells me when DST starts or ends.
19% 
I never know when DST starts or ends.
3% 
My country/area does not observe DST.
9% 
What is DST?
8% 
344 votes

January 2011

Did you make a New Years Resolution?

Results:
Yes, and I haven't broken it yet.
20% 
Yes, but I have already broken it.
5% 
No promises, no disappointments.
29% 
No, I never make one.
40% 
What is a New Years Resolution?
6% 
97 votes

December 2010

How will you countdown to the 2011 New Year?

Results:
I will follow the countdown on TV.
45% 
I will use a watch, phone or regular clock.
8% 
I will use the timeanddate.com Countdown.
29% 
I will use the Exact Countdown app on my iPhone.
1% 
I forgot when we start the New Year.
16% 
73 votes

November 2010

How do you normally check the time during the day?

Results:
I check the time on timeanddate.com.
4% 
I check the time on my watch.
36% 
I check the time on my computer.
31% 
I check the time on my phone.
18% 
I check the time on the clock on the wall.
7% 
I know it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
4% 
105 votes

October 2010

What do you think about our newest service the Travel Duration Calculator?

Results:
I like it, it is easy to use and understand.
40% 
It's okay, but it can be a little confusing.
10% 
I haven't used it yet, but I plan on using it soon.
30% 
I don't like it, it is very confusing and hard to use.
10% 
I have never used it and I don't plan to.
10% 
30 votes

September 2010

Which timeanddate.com service would you like to have as an application for your mobile phone?

Results:
Distance Calculator.
21% 
Duration Between Two Dates Calculator.
3% 
Meeting Planner.
14% 
Time Zone Converter.
19% 
World Clock.
43% 
63 votes

August 2010

Which mobile platform would you like to have a timeanddate.com service available as an application?

Results:
Android.
24% 
Blackberry.
19% 
iPhone.
20% 
Symbian.
7% 
Windows.
17% 
I don't have a mobile phone.
13% 
229 votes

July 2010

Will you add timeanddate.com as a favorite page on Facebook?

Results:
Yes.
48% 
No.
13% 
Not Sure.
13% 
I'm not on Facebook.
24% 
Where can I get a hard copy of "Book of Faces"?.
2% 
46 votes

June 2010

Which of these services do you like most on our website?

Results:
World Clock.
44% 
Calendar.
14% 
Time Zone Converter.
17% 
Meeting Planner.
11% 
Home Page.
14% 
36 votes

May 2010

What do you think about daylight saving time (DST)?

Results:
I love the concept. We should have the time advanced for the entire year.
28% 
I think it's great. We should keep bringing back DST in the spring each year.
38% 
I don't like it. We should get rid of DST altogether.
28% 
It doesn't bother me. I don't live in a place that has DST.
7% 
What is daylight saving time? I never heard of it!
0% 
29 votes

April 2010

What do you think about our new look?

Results:
I prefer the new design.
67% 
Design is not important - I am here for the content
20% 
Has it changed? I hadn't noticed
8% 
I prefer the old design.
3% 
I don't like either design.
2% 
237 votes
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