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Positive Thinking Research

I am conducting research on peoples' opinions regarding affirmations and positive thinking for a book I am writing. I'm very appreciative of anyone contributing their views.

Which best describes you. Select one answer.

39% (55) Optimist
3% (5) Pessimist
33% (46) Realist
16% (23) Take life as it comes
6% (9) Not sure

138 voters have answered this question.

I believe anything is possible.

38% (53) Strongly agree
41% (56) Agree
9% (13) Not sure
8% (12) Disagree
1% (2) Strongly disagree

136 voters have answered this question.

Which best describes your view of positive thinking. Select the one best answer.

34% (47) Positive thinking is a decisive factor in how my life plays out.
52% (72) Positive thinking has an influence on how my life plays out.
10% (15) Positive thinking is a nice thought, but has minimal influence on how my life plays out.
2% (4) Positive thinking creates false expectations and rarely delivers on them.
0% (0) Positive thinking is dangerous and delusional.

138 voters have answered this question.

How do you maintain a positive attitude in life? Choose all answers that apply.

71% (98) Use affirmations or other positive thinking tools.
67% (93) Read motivating, inspiring, or positive books.
48% (67) Listen to motivating, inspiring, or positive speakers.
49% (68) Watch motivating, inspiring, or positive movies or programming.
40% (56) Write motivating, inspiring, or positive things.
23% (32) I'm naturally positive.
8% (12) I don't try to stay positive.

138 voters have answered this question.

What first got you interested in positive thinking? Select the one best answer.

19% (27) Life crisis
34% (47) Personal development
8% (12) Career goals
18% (26) Spiritual pursuits
5% (8) Health issues
13% (18) Other

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My favorite positive thinking or motivational book is _____.

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My favorite motivational or positive thinking author is _____.

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Which answer best describes your experience with affirmations. Select the one best answer.

18% (26) Long experience
43% (60) Moderate experience
30% (42) Little experience
7% (10) No experience

138 voters have answered this question.

Which best describes the frequency with which you use affirmations or other motivational products? Select the one best answer.

21% (30) Multiple times daily
27% (38) Every day
5% (8) Once a week
26% (37) When I need them
10% (15) Rarely
7% (10) Never have

138 voters have answered this question.

Describe your confidence level in affirmations as an effective tool for helping you improve your life. Select the one best answer.

17% (23) Miraculous - I have or personally know someone who used affiramtions with miraculous results.
28% (38) Very effective - I've personally experienced powerful results with affirmations.
31% (42) Effective - affirmations are helpful, but not an answer to every problem.
15% (20) Somewhat effective - I've seen some results, but not what I expected.
6% (9) Ineffective - I think affirmations are just wishful thinking.

132 voters have answered this question.

What first got you interested in positive thinking? Select the one best answer.

21% (29) Life crisis
36% (51) Personal development
9% (13) Career goals
15% (22) Spiritual pursuits
6% (9) Health issues
10% (14) Other

138 voters have answered this question.

If you use affirmations or other motivational products on a regular basis, which of the following best describe when and how you use them? Select all that apply.

46% (64) Before an activity (sales call, interview, game, speech, etc.)
31% (43) Driving
36% (51) Evening
23% (33) Exercising
39% (54) Meditating
46% (64) Morning
21% (30) Midday
28% (39) Praying
36% (50) Relaxing
31% (43) Working
19% (27) Other

138 voters have answered this question.

If you don't use motivational products like affirmations, what is the main reason? Select the one best answer.

10% (15) Don't know much about them
7% (10) Forget
9% (13) Not sure they work
11% (16) Too busy
60% (84) N/A - I use them

138 voters have answered this question.

What format(s) do you usually use to get your affirmations or other motivation? Select all that apply.

7% (11) Audio - tape set
26% (36) Audio - CD set
26% (37) Audio - MP3/download
27% (38) Blogs
44% (61) Books
36% (51) E-mail messages
22% (31) Internet groups
16% (23) Magazines
15% (22) Newsletters/ezines
11% (16) Text messages to mobile device
50% (70) Verbalize to self
47% (66) Write and read
18% (26) Other

138 voters have answered this question.

If you use audio affirmations, what is your primary method of playing audio affirmations? Select the one best answer.

29% (27) CD
6% (6) Cassette
20% (19) Computer in a media player
43% (40) iPod/MP3 player/MP3 capable cell phone

92 voters have answered this question.

Which areas of your life have you used or would you consider using affirmations to improve? Select all that apply.

39% (54) Artistic Pursuit (writer, dancer, musician, etc.)
61% (85) Career
65% (90) Health/Well Being
20% (28) Hobbies
36% (51) Learning/Education
67% (93) Personal Empowerment
56% (78) Relationships
44% (62) Religion/Spirituality
18% (26) Sales
18% (25) Sports
51% (71) Wealth/Prosperity
10% (14) Other

138 voters have answered this question.

Which best describes your view of positive thinking. Select the one best answer.

85% (118) It is a learned skill.
14% (20) You are either a positive thinker or you're not.

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Which age range do you fall into?

7% (11) 10 - 19
23% (32) 20 - 29
25% (35) 30 - 39
26% (37) 40 - 49
11% (16) 50 - 59
5% (7) 60 - 69
0% (0) 70 - 79
0% (0) 80 - 89
0% (0) 90 or above

138 voters have answered this question.

What is your gender?

69% (95) Female
30% (41) Male

136 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2008-01-03 22:20:13 by soulerflare
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