Nonetheless, 11% of people surveyed think HTML was a sexually transmitted disease. The study was carried out by Vouchercloud.net, a coupon website, as a way to find out how how much knowledge users have when it comes to tech terms.
Apart from HTML, 27% identified “gigabyte” as an insect usually found in South America, 23% believed an “MP3″ was a “Star Wars” robot, and 18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal.
2. 1 in 4 Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games
Imagine God, sitting up there and counting the number and intensity of prayers to decide the outcome of football games. Sounds weird! Around 27% Americans feel that God truly plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.
The survey, was done on January of 2013 by the Public Religion Research Institute, and comprised random telephone interviews with 1,033 subjects. 50% of people who were surveyed believed that God rewards athletes who have faith in Him.
3. 51% of people think stormy weather “affects” Cloud Computing
The files you keep ”up there in the cloud” could get affected by the stormy weather. Well, 51% of surveyed Americans think that is possible.
“Cloud computing” imply a network of servers (computers) that work as a team to facilitate centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. A 2012 survey conducted by Wakefield Research among over 1,000 American adults discovered that most of them remain “foggy” regarding what the cloud actually is and how it works.
4. 1 in 4 Americans thinks the Sun goes around the Earth
Does the Earth go around the Sun, or it’s the other way around? A 2012 survey of 2,200 people in the United States found around 26% people answered incorrectly. In the same survey, around 50% fathomed that antibiotics are not effective against viruses.
5. 1 in 5 Brits would have Sex with a Robot
In a survey of over 2,000 people in the UK it was discovered that one in five Brits were eager to have sex with robots. The survey conducted by the Middlesex University also found that 46% of participants believed technology was developing at a pretty fast pace, and nearly 33% believe robots will in future supersede soldiers, cops and teachers
6. 40% of people would Save their Dog over a Foreign Tourist
Visualize that a bus is speeding towards you and a dog and a foreign tourist stand in its path. And you can save just one. Who will you rescue? 40% of surveyed people said they would save their dog’s life, say researchers at Georgia Regents University and Cape Fear Community College.
7. American Churchgoers are more likely to Support Torture than those unaffiliated
Americans who go to church tend to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center on 742 adults.
54% of people who attend services feel that torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. While people unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to endorse it: only 4 in 10 of them did
8.Average Americans think they’re smarter than the Average American
55% of Americans feel they are smarter than the average American, says a 2014 survey by YouGov, a research organization that uses online polling, and a meager 34% of citizens believe they are about as smart as everyone else.
9.More Americans oppose “Obamacare” than “Affordable Care Act,” but they are the same
“Obamacare,” and “Affordable Care Act,” mean the same thing. However, a CNBC survey in 2013 discovered 46% Americans object to the health care law when calling it “Obamacare,” while only 37% object to it when calling it “Affordable Care Act.”
10.Survey found that most Americans don’t trust Survey Results
As per a new poll from the “data investment management” organization Kantar, 75% Americans “feel that most polls you hear about … are biased toward a specific point of view,” while only 19 percent believe they are not biased.
The Kantar survey was done in 2013 with 1,011 random American adults by landline and cell phone.