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Pushing buttons with your thumb or with a finger survey

Many people press the buttons of their mobile phone (cell phone) with the thumb of the hand they are holding the phone with. This poll is to find out how common this is an what people use to press other push-buttons, keys and switches. Please answer the questions you can and want to.

Are male or female?

81% (9) male
18% (2) female

11 voters have answered this question.

What country do you live in?

63% (7) USA
0% (0) Canada
0% (0) Other North America
0% (0) South America
18% (2) UK
0% (0) Ireland
18% (2) Other Europe
0% (0) Africa
0% (0) Asia
0% (0) Australia
0% (0) New Zealand
0% (0) Other Oceania
0% (0) Other

11 voters have answered this question.

What is you age?

10% (1) <11
10% (1) 11-13
10% (1) 14-16
10% (1) 17-19
20% (2) 20-24
10% (1) 25-29
0% (0) 30-39
20% (2) 40-49
10% (1) 50-59
0% (0) 60-69
0% (0) >69

10 voters have answered this question.

What is you dominant hand?

90% (9) right
10% (1) left
0% (0) ambidextrous

10 voters have answered this question.

Keypad mobile phone (cell phone). What do you usually press the buttons with?

70% (7) Thumb
40% (4) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Keyboard mobile phone (cell phone), full alphabet keyboard. What do you usually press the buttons with?

80% (8) Thumb
20% (2) Index (pointing) finger
10% (1) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Touch screen mobile phone (cell phone). What do you usually type on the screen with?

60% (6) Thumb
40% (4) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger
10% (1) Stylus or pointer

10 voters have answered this question.

Land-line phone, home telephone or office telephone. What do you usually press the buttons with?

50% (5) Thumb
50% (5) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Calculator. What do you usually press the buttons with?

60% (6) Thumb
50% (5) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Remote control. What do you usually press the buttons with?

80% (8) Thumb
20% (2) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Cash point machine (ATM). What do you usually press the buttons with?

20% (2) Thumb
90% (9) Index (pointing) finger
10% (1) Middle finger
10% (1) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Till or cash register. What do you usually press the buttons with?

14% (1) Thumb
85% (6) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
14% (1) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

7 voters have answered this question.

Hi-fi, CD player, MP3 player, ipad, car stereo, etc. What do you usually press the buttons with?

70% (7) Thumb
40% (4) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

10 voters have answered this question.

Computer keyboard or similar. How do you usually press the keys?

0% (0) One thumb
0% (0) Both thumbs
0% (0) One index (pointing) finger
10% (1) Both index (pointing) fingers
0% (0) One middle finger
10% (1) Both middle fingers
0% (0) One ring finger
0% (0) Both ring finger
0% (0) One little (pinky) finger
0% (0) Both little (pinky) finger
0% (0) Multi fingers
20% (2) Multi fingers and thumb or thumbs
10% (1) All fingers, but no thumbs
20% (2) All fingers and thumb or thumbs
30% (3) Touch type (all fingers and thumbs, not looking at keys)
0% (0) Other

10 voters have answered this question.

Door bell, entry intercom, ring for assistance, etc. What do you usually press the button with?

11% (1) Thumb
77% (7) Index (pointing) finger
11% (1) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger
0% (0) Other (for example nose or elbow)

9 voters have answered this question.

Lift (elevator), call and choose floor buttons etc. What do you usually press the buttons with?

30% (3) Thumb
60% (6) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger
10% (1) Other (for example nose or elbow)

10 voters have answered this question.

Pedestrian crossing, traffic lights, with a button to press to stop the traffic when you want to cross the road. What do you usually press the button with?

10% (1) Thumb
0% (0) Thumb
20% (2) Index (pointing) finger
20% (2) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger
50% (5) Other (for example elbow or foot)

10 voters have answered this question.

Motorcycle, motor scooter, quad bike etc. There are buttons for the electric start and horn, switches to control the lights. What do you usually press the buttons and operate the switched with?

85% (6) Thumb
14% (1) Index (pointing) finger
0% (0) Middle finger
0% (0) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

7 voters have answered this question.

Machinery, for example pillar drill, lathe, overhead crane, tailgate lift, elevated work platform. What do you usually press the buttons with?

22% (2) Thumb
77% (7) Index (pointing) finger
11% (1) Middle finger
11% (1) Ring finger
0% (0) Little (pinky) finger

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you have problems with you thumbs or fingers?

0% (0) Limited control of a thumb
0% (0) Limited control of both thumbs
28% (2) Limited control of a finger
0% (0) Limited control of more than one finger
0% (0) Arthritis
0% (0) Thumb missing, or part missing
0% (0) Thumbs missing, or part missing
0% (0) Finger missing, or part missing
0% (0) More than one finger missing, or part missing
0% (0) Hand missing
0% (0) Hands missing
57% (4) All thumbs and fingers working properly
14% (1) Other

7 voters have answered this question.

Reasons why you use thumbs or fingers on certain buttons-pressing situations.

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3 voters have answered this question.

What should be added to or removed from this poll?

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2 voters have answered this question.

Other comments.

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3 voters have answered this question.

Thank you for doing my poll. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave messages in the message forum. Interesting button-pressing stories. Reasons for your button pressing habits.

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This poll was created on 2014-05-10 11:54:05 by beingfrank
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