Op4G Blog

The Donor Mindset Study II: American Donors Are Far Less Generous Than They Think

Posted by Madeline Warren on May 25, 2017
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Topics: Surveys, Non-Profit, Consumer Research

The Donor Mindset Study: Exploring Attitudes Behind Eliminating the Charitable Deduction

Posted by Madeline Warren on May 1, 2017

A new national study shows six out of ten charitable donors in the US believe American giving will drop if donations to non-profit organizations are no longer tax deductible, including one-third who feel giving will decrease a lot.  Even so, only half of all donors believe charitable gifts should be fully tax deductible.

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Topics: Politics, Surveys, Non-Profit

Beyond the Laboratory: Using Op4G Surveys for Medical Research

Posted by Meghan Sullivan on April 17, 2017

When people think of medical research, they often envision test tubes, Bunsen burners, and scientists in lab coats. But not all medical research happens in the laboratory. In many cases, such research occurs in the comfort of peoples’ homes through – you guessed it – online surveys!

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Topics: Market Research, Surveys, medical research

Appealing to our Better Angels: How Op4G Uses Creative Incentives in B2B Research

Posted by Meghan Sullivan on March 15, 2017

Market research – or “any organized effort to gather information about target customers” – can be vital to the competitiveness and success of companies.  Sometimes, the targets are individual consumers. Other times, they are actually fellow businesses. For example, a silverware company might want information on the preferences of restaurants. Likewise, a tire company might want information on car manufacturers. Such research is better known as “Business to Business” or B2B research.

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Topics: Market Research, Surveys, B2B

True or False? Mobile Survey Optimization with Op4G

Posted by Madeline Warren on February 7, 2017

Life is busy and Op4G understands that. Subsequently, all Op4G surveys are mobile friendly so
members can easily take them in their spare time, waiting at the doctor’s office or on their commute to work. People rely on their phones for everything from shopping to picking out the perfect restaurant, and now even for taking surveys. Keeping in mind that many respondents could be taking surveys on their mobile phone or tablet may help you succeed in fulfilling information needs.

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Topics: Market Research, Surveys, Mobile Surveys

You’re Fired! How Pollsters Failed in the 2016 Election and the Lessons for Survey Design

Posted by Meghan Sullivan on January 24, 2017

Less than a week ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It was an unexpected outcome for those who followed polls in 2016. Even on the eve of the election, the New York Times poll predicted that Clinton had an 84% chance of winning. Pollster Nate Silver and the Princeton Election Consortium calculated a 71% chance and 95-99% chance, respectively. So why did “serious predictors completely misjudge Trump’s chances of victory”? Experts point to several likely factors, including:

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Topics: Election, Polls, Market Research, Politics, Trump, Surveys