Entries by Liz Coggins

Hot-Button Issues Poll Results

As the chart below shows, our readers’ responses are mixed.  On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being strongly disagree and 10 being strongly agree, the weighted averages are below the midpoint for all questions.  The first two questions ask about President Trump, the impact on him with the government shutdown and his stance with […]

Recession Poll Results

As the chart below shows, our readers’ worries about the US economy are mixed.  The weighted averages are slightly above the midpoint for all questions.  The first two questions ask about the readers thoughts on the possibility of a near-term recession. The weighted average scores of the answers are 5.86 and 6.61.  The second set […]

How Consumer Behavior Influences Businesses

Offline shopping is becoming obsolete, as Americans are increasingly shopping online.  According to a survey by UPS, 51 percent of purchases were made online in 2016.  Consumer’s expectations of distribution companies are rising.  This is due, in large part, to Amazon Prime which has set the standard for 2-day delivery.  Now, customers expect their items […]