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2014-05-28 12:28:06

ANTWERP and TURNHOUT, Belgium, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile lead generation tool uses on-pack QR code campaign for interactive real-time data collection Survey Anyplace, the app-free lead generation mobile survey tool provider, and Astra Sweets, a major European candy company, are collaborating on creating a brand community for its UFO candies, available at Carrefour stores in France and Belgium. 97% of respondents provided...

2014-05-27 12:29:11

Congress, however, stays mired in historic lows NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of dreariness, the unofficial arrival of summer brings sunshine and thoughts of better times. And this overall attitude seems to hold true not just for the weather and season, but in regards to the state of the country as well. First, President Obama seems to be making some headway with the American public, as almost two in five (38%) give the overall job he is doing positive ratings...

2014-05-22 04:21:10

Two in ten Americans know someone who is hungry NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one percent of U.S. adults - an estimated 50.4 million* - know someone who doesn't have enough to eat, and 43% of those who do say it's someone close to them. In total, this means that roughly one in ten (9%) U.S. adults - or roughly 21.6 Million** - have someone close to them who is hungry. As such, it shouldn't come as a surprise that a strong majority of Americans (76%) see the problem of hunger...

2014-05-13 04:22:10

Britons more likely to vote for party which supports country's exit of EU than its continued membership NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Financial Times/Harris Poll in the five largest European countries looks at the upcoming elections in the European Union as well as the attitudes towards jobs and the economy in each of these countries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO Later this month the next European election will be held and over half of adults in...

2014-05-12 12:29:38

Science, technology and the Constitution get highest marks; the Constitution, along with TV and entertainment, are better in U.S. than elsewhere NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll measures what Americans think about the United States or, more specifically, how they rate 16 elements of American life and then how these elements compare with other developed nations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO For here in the United States, strong...

2014-05-09 20:22:26

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sampling programs have long been an important part of pharmaceutical brand management. But pharmaceutical organizations have realized the need for alternative ways to supply physicians with samples in the face of restricted access and declining sales force staffing. One approach that has gained momentum is physician E-sampling - a program that enables physicians to order and manage prescription samples online. To inform sales and...

2014-05-05 04:22:45

New Harris Poll looks at travel, tech, and other pet peeves NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like nails on a chalkboard, we all have our triggers that just, well, get to us. Perhaps it's that fellow air traveler from the 21(st) row who crammed half his worldly possessions into the bin over your seat in row 14 or the cousin who writes to tell you how excited they are "to come to you're party!" Maybe it's the friend who's always late to meet you or the aunt who responds to every email ALL...

2014-05-01 04:21:57

The economy is most important, followed by healthcare and jobs NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are a lot of considerations that come into play when considering which candidate to vote for. Sometimes it is as simple as what party they belong to. Other times, it can be something a little more superficial, as in who sweat more during a televised debate. But often, it comes down to how a candidate stands on certain issues. Which issues matter isn't the same for every voter. A...

2014-04-15 20:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent changes to the Current Population Survey's questions related to health insurance coverage is the culmination of 14 years of research and two national tests in 2010 and 2013 clearly showing the revised questions provide more precise measures of health insurance through improved respondent recall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This change was announced in September 2013 and implemented...

2014-04-14 04:20:30

But, two in five Americans do not feel marriage is necessary NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As The Beatles sang, "All you need is love" - but do you need marriage? How important is the institution of marriage in today's modern society? Pretty important, as seven in ten U.S. adults (71%) say marriage is important to Americans in general, with over one-quarter (28%) saying it is very important. When it comes to them personally, three-quarters of Americans (75%) say marriage...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'