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A new study from Eargo and OnePoll looks at the sounds Americans miss most and found many are looking forward to vaccination plans to return to normal life. (Photo by Pien Muller on Unsplash)

Live music (38%), a movie playing in surround sound in a theater (35%) and fans cheering at a sporting event (28%) are among the sounds Americans have missed hearing in person since the start of the pandemic, according to new research.

A new study revealed the ways that 2,000 Americans’ ages 40 and older have adapted to the changing soundscape of the COVID-19 crisis.

Twenty-four percent of respondents missed hearing the sound of children or grandchildren playing in-person, underscoring the impact that the pandemic has had on family gatherings.

When asked to write in their own descriptions of unique…


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According to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Paycom, 68% of American employees feel like their company doesn’t prioritize updating its technology enough. Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

Two in three (67%) office workers would be willing to take a pay cut to have software and technology that’s twice as good as what they’re currently using, new research revealed.

A survey of 1,000 American office workers (many now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic) has shed light on the annoyances affecting those working away from the office.

One of the biggest culprits is outdated technology, with three out of four respondents reporting frustrations with it.

The survey, commissioned by Paycom and conducted by OnePoll, found that the need for employees to have up-to-date technology is…


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According to a new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Natracare American couples are having six conversations per month from the toilet. (Photo by cottonbro from Pexels)

The average American couple has six conversations each month while one of them is on the toilet, according to new research.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans, living with a partner since at least the start of quarantine, also probed the other toilet taboos that partners have broken during this time.

While 64% of respondents reported that moving in with their partner broke down many of the “bathroom boundaries” they’d had prior to cohabitating, the extra time spent at home together during lockdown may have all but eliminated them.

Commissioned by Natracare and conducted by OnePoll, the study revealed…


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New research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Jif reveals Americans are extremely passionate about their peanut butter preference (Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash).

Whether you like your peanut butter creamy or crunchy may say more about you than you think, according to new research.

The study examined the peanut butter preferences of 2,000 Americans — evenly split by their preference of crunchy versus creamy — and found enjoying a crunchy peanut butter may mean you have a cheerier outlook on life.

Sixty-three percent of those who prefer crunchy peanut butter describe themselves as optimists, compared to 56% of those who prefer creamy.

Other personality traits for creamy fans included being more of an early bird and more introverted — whereas their crunchy…


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New research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Red Robin reveals many Americans are now vegetable fanatics (Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash).

Nearly seven in 10 Americans have experienced a “glow up” within the past five years, but it may not be what you think.

New research found this glow up refers to eating our vegetables.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said veggies are now used in more innovative ways, and 52% said this veggie glow up has made them full-fledged vegetable fanatics.


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A new study from Castello and OnePoll found fifty-two percent of Americans were more indulgent when it comes to food. (Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)

Nine in 10 Americans turned to the “simple things” in life to get through a tumultuous 2020, according to new research.

The survey of 2,000 Americans determined that 88% of those polled have found a new appreciation of the simpler things in life over the past 12 months.

And they’re most likely to have turned to comfort food (56%), with quality time with loved ones (45%) and a good laugh (44%) rounding out the top three simple things for which Americans have grown a renewed fondness.

The survey also revealed that 89% of respondents have been trying to bring…


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A survey by Hyundai and OnePoll found that 33% of Americans drive with the check engine light/maintenance light on. (Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash)

The average American will drive around for nine days with a warning light on before taking their vehicle in for servicing, according to new research.

The survey of 2,000 American drivers found that’s not the only questionable thing they’re doing when it comes to their vehicles — the average respondent drives 7,460 miles before changing their oil.

That’s more than 2,000 miles above the typically recommended distance of 5,000 miles.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Hyundai, revealed 47% of Americans surveyed have been late or missed an event due to a vehicle malfunction.

Of those mishap victims…


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A survey of 2,000 American drivers found 31% of cars are overwhelmed with random stuff. Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash

A third of drivers say their cars are so full of junk, there’s no room for anyone to sit in the car except for them, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 American drivers found 31% of cars are overwhelmed with random stuff. Likewise, 35% of drivers don’t know how often they should have their car washed.

One in five (19%) haven’t cleaned their car within the past three months, and 10% don’t even remember the last time they cleaned their car.

Fifty-three percent of people have had a drink get spilled on the floor/upholstery, while 44% have had…


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According to a study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Tru Niagen, four in 10 Americans said they would not go back to their 20s, but rather be frozen in time at 36 years old. (Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash)

If you could be one age for the rest of your life — what would you choose? A new survey of 2,000 Americans sought to find out.

Four in 10 Americans said they would not go back to their 20s, but rather be frozen in time at 36 years old.

The majority of those surveyed (59%) said they used to be obsessed with fighting the aging process, and 56% also said that fighting Mother Nature was exhausting.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Tru Niagen, the poll found — on the other hand — 41% of respondents are actively…


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According to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Kaiser Permanente, face-to-face video visits were the most popular form of telehealth, with four in 10 respondents using this option, followed closely by telephone appointments (39%). Photo by Yilmaz Akin on Unsplash

Americans are putting off essential medical appointments, and it’s not just because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey.

In fact, more than three out of four respondents say they have delayed everything from annual physicals and blood pressure checks to urgent care for an illness or injury.

Sixty-one percent say that the time and effort it takes to visit a health care provider causes them to postpone getting the care they need, and 59% say that the cost of attending an in-person doctor’s appointment is what makes them delay.

Other reasons for postponing care include inconvenient…

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