Consumer insights

2010 LGBT Consumer Report

Posted on May 19 2010 by

Same-sex marriage is a hot button topic no matter on which side of the issue you stand. But there can be no denying that same-sex couples are finding an expanding number of options in the U.S. and abroad should they decide to legally wed. The 2010 LGBT Consumer Report explores the household arrangements and behaviors […]

Time to Start That To-Do List?

Posted on May 18 2010 by

The number of U.S. consumers shopping at home improvement stores has decreased by six percentage points over the past two years. In January 2008, 62% of American adults had shopped at a home improvement store at least once in the previous four weeks. In January of this year, that number had fallen to a two […]

Facebook Users Are Increasingly Mobile

Posted on May 11 2010 by

Facebook’s upcoming location-based status update feature will likely be extremely relevant to its users. An increasing percentage of American adults are Facebook users who also access the Internet via their cell phones—a prime target audience for Facebook’s new mobile feature. As of March, 22 2010, 29% of the adult population were facebook.com visitors who also […]

Online Video Use Doubles

Posted on May 04 2010 by

In a typical week, 10% of all U.S. adults watch streaming content online such as videos, TV programs and movies. This percentage has doubled in just the last two years. Watching online streaming video is becoming ever more popular among adults of all ages. Nonetheless, 18-to-34 year-olds are the most likely to watch online streaming […]

Stock and Bond Ownership Nears Pre-Recession Levels

Posted on Apr 27 2010 by

During the previous two years, ownership of stocks and bonds among American adults has seen its share of ups and downs. In 2008 and much of 2009, ownership generally declined. But a year and a half after the onset of the economic recession, stock and bond ownership has begun to climb back to pre-recession levels. […]

Professional Tax Services Less Appealing

Posted on Apr 19 2010 by

The overarching trend in personal federal income tax filing for the past two years has been a slight decline in the US tax payers’ inclination to use professional tax services. Over the past two years, the number of tax payers who prefer to let professionals prepare their taxes has decreased by three percentage points (from […]

Apple Market Ranker

Posted on Apr 15 2010 by

The highly anticipated Apple® iPadTM finally hit the market and early adopters lined up for hours outside of Apple’s iconic stores in hopes of being among the first to get their hands on the revolutionary new tablet computer. This is obviously not the first, nor is it likely the last Apple product to generate so much excitement, but certain consumers and parts of the country sure seem more excitable by announcements by Steve Jobs than others.

Simultaneous Use of Computers and Mobile with Television

Posted on Apr 13 2010 by

Gone seem to be the days when the TV set was the main point of attraction in home entertainment. Today’s average home has quite a few screens that are used simultaneously and multifariously. The TV set can play the main role, become background noise, or act as a first step in a further quest for […]

Mobile Video Gains Momentum

Posted on Apr 06 2010 by

Online streaming video and downloading technology enables instant gratification, which is something that U.S. consumers seem to relish to the fullest. For the past year and a half, online video streaming and downloading activity has been on a continuous rise, with 31% more U.S. adults today watching streaming video online and 30% more U.S. adults […]

Facebook – The Most Searched On Brand in the U.S.

Posted on Apr 01 2010 by

We’re now able to provide a new search metric that sums the volume for all variations on a root term. Here’s a table for the top brand searches (U.S. for week ending 3/27/2010) by breadth volume.