They're Here! Results of AMG Online Reader Survey 2012
Editor's Note: This survey was available online to registered and non-registered AMGers from April 6, 2012 through June 15, 2012. Most of the question results are here. Some questions were asked for in-house purposes. Some questions allowed one response only. Other questions, such as Question 2, allowed survey takers to choose multiple responses. Also, none of the questions required mandatory responses to submit the results. A survey taker could answer Questions 1-6, skip 7-9, and then answering all remaining questions.
1. Are you registered to post on As Maine Goes?
Total response: (255)
2. Why do you visit AMG?
Total response: (492)
For political news: 32.7%
For political opinion: 28.6%
To discuss issues: 19.1%
For fun: 19.5%
3. How often do you visit AMG?
Total response: (241)
Several times per day: 35.6%
Several times per week: 38.5%
Several times per month: 25.7%
4. How long have you been visiting AMG?
Total response: (243)
Less than five years: 33.7%
Five years or more: 54.3%
Less than 1 year: .090%
Less than 1 month: .028%
5. If you are a registered AMGer, how long until you went from viewing to registering?
Total response: (130)
6. Are you...?
Total response: (248)
7. If you're not a Maine resident, in which state do you live?
All respondents except two live in Maine. One was from Louisiana, the other from Arizona.
8. Which of the following best describes your job title?
Total respondents: 251
Private sector employee: 23.9%
Government employee: 17.9%
9. What is your political party affiliation?
Other: (Only one response)
10. Which of the following have you done in the past two years?
* Written or called any politician at the state, local, or national level?
Total response: (242) Yes: 88.4% No: 11.5%
* Attended a political rally or speech?
Total response: (237) Yes: 64.1% No: 35.8%
Signed a petition?
Total response: (244) Yes: 86.4% No: 13.5%
Attended a public town or school meeting?
Total response: (240) Yes: 75.8% No: 24.1%
Served on a committee?
Total response: (234) Yes: 44.8% No: 55.1%
Served as an officer of some club or organization?
Total response: (233) Yes: 49.7% No: 50.2%
Written a letter to a newspaper/magazine or called a live radio or TV show?
Total response: (237) Yes: 62.4% No: 37.5%
Been a member of any group for better government?
Total response: (226) Yes: 42.4% No: 57.5%
Made a public speech?
Total response: (232) Yes: 38.7% No: 61.2%
Worked for a political party or candidate?
Total response: (236) Yes: 53.3% No: 46.6%
Written an article?
Total response: (230) Yes: 43.0% No: 56.9%
Held or run for political office?
Total response: (228) Yes: 20.6% No: 79.3%