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Saturday Six – Episode 176

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A game show called Power of 10 is one of the newest hits on television. It is based on the contestants’ ability to predict the outcome of surveys.

It’s really no surprise that this concept would work for a game show. Family Feud, which premiered more than thirty years ago now, was based on surveys. It was a spin-off of Match Game, whose bonus round was also based on surveys. Card Sharks was another game that too survey results and molded them into a major component of game play.

So it should be no surprise that I decided to work surveys into this week’s edition of the Saturday Six. All statistics come from recent episodes of Power of 10, by the way.

Before this week’s questions, Jude of “My Way” was first to play last week. Congratulations, Jude!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!


1. Twelve percent of Americans say they have never had someone of a different race in their home. Have you had someone of a different race in your home? Have you been in the home of someone of a different race?

2. When asked if they think gay people are actually born gay (as opposed to “choosing” to be gay, 51% say that homosexuality is something one is born with. Do you agree?

3. Given our society’’s obsession with the “pefect body,” the number might be expected to be higher, but 33% of Americans say they’d leave their partner if he or she gained 100 pounds. Would you?

4. This question was originally asked only of women, and 54% said they’d prefer to watch the Super Bowl over the Academy Awards. Which would you pick and why?

5. We hear a lot these days about protecting the institution of marriage. Oddly enough, that phrase is generally used in efforts to prevent people who love each other and want a committed relationship from actually getting married. Fifty percent of Americans say that it would be a good idea to require couples eligible for marriage to undergo marriage counseling before they can walk down the aisle. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?

6. A popular potato chip’s ad slogan says, “Once you pop, you can’t stop.” But 39% of Americans claim that they can stop at just one chip. Are you one of them?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

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wil
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My answers are posted at The Daily Snooze for your ridicule and derision.

Carly
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Hi Patrick 🙂 1. Yes, I have had someone visit my home, that was a different race. And yes, I have been in a friend’s home who is of a different race. 2. In that you can be born hetrosexual, it just makes sense to me that you can be born homosexual. So, YES. 3. Of course not. Sheesh. 4. I kind of enjoy the Super Bowl. The Academy Awards can be so tedious, and predictable. With a sporting event, you never know how it might go. 5. Sometimes I think it would be a good idea. 6. Yes, it’s… Read more »
stellicidio
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I’m up at the posted link 🙂 Great questions this week!!

Jude
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otowi
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1. Twelve percent of Americans say they have never had someone of a different race in their home. Have you had someone of a different race in your home? Have you been in the home of someone of a different race? Yes I have, to both. 2. When asked if they think gay people are actually born gay (as opposed to “choosing” to be gay, 51% say that homosexuality is something one is born with. Do you agree? I don’t know about genetic vs. environment, but it doesn’t seem to be something “chosen” – at least I would say so… Read more »
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