Results: EW's strike survey
How?s the WGA work stoppage making you feel, America? We surveyed 1,000 folks by phone to find out how many people were actually aware of the strike, and what the average entertainment fan is doing to cope in the meantime. Here, the results.
What is the WGA?
34% correctly identified WGA as Writers Guild of America
20% thought it was the U.S.’s only association for professional women golfers
33% didn’t know/didn’t care
5% thought it was a trade group that owns the wi-fi network
4% thought it was an international advocacy group for gays and lesbians
How much have you been following the strike?
65% know about it, but haven’t been following it.
12% are not aware of the strike.
21% know about it and have been following it.
How have you been spending your spare time now that your favorite shows are off the air? (Choose all that apply.)
44% watching less TV
44% spending more time with family and friends
40% reading more books
39% watching reruns
38% watching DVDs
36% listening to more music
34% watching more news programming
30% watching more informational TV programming (like cooking and home-improvement shows)
27% getting more sleep or going to bed earlier
26% listening to the radio more
26% playing more online and traditional board/card games
25% watching TV shows they normally wouldn’t watch
23% going online more
22% talking less about entertainment with friends and colleagues
22% cleaning the house more
21% reading more magazines
19% watching more on-demand TV shows and movies
18% watching more reality TV
16% bored more than usual
14% talking on the phone more
13% playing more videogames
12% watching more late-night TV
10% going to the movies more
9% having more sex
9% spending more money on entertainment
7% eating more
7% shopping more
4% fighting with their spouse more
3% fighting with their children more