Texas is one of the top RV destinations amid the pandemic, survey says
How to vacation in an RV on Live in the DHOUSTON – From postponing vacations to flying out of airports, many Texans are dusting off their RVs and traveling to faraway destinations like never before. In a survey conducted by SatelliteInternet.com, Texas became one of the top RV destinations in the past year, along with Florida, California, New York and Arizona. Thirteen percent of travelers say Texas is their top destination by road this summer. Of those who answered, 76% said they felt safer traveling in an RV rather than on an airplane or staying in a hotel room. Do you find yourself traveling by road amid the pandemic?
43% of online shoppers had a package stolen by porch pirates in 2020, report finds
HOUSTON – Have you had a package stolen last year? A survey from C+R Research indicated that package thefts sharply rose from 36% to 43% in 2020, with two-thirds of the respondents saying they had their packages stolen more than once. When it comes to protecting their deliveries, 69% of consumers stayed home to receive deliveries. Other consumers opted for in-store pickup, shopping in-store and requesting signatures for deliveries. The survey used Amazon’s survey platform to screen 2,000 self-reported online consumers who have shopped online within the last 12 months.
New survey breaks down how people feel about getting COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, now a big question is who will take them once they’re available. That was the focus of a recent Episcopal Health Foundation statewide survey of about 1,200 Texans. “We show that overall 60% of Texans say that they’re likely to get the vaccine. As more COVID-19 vaccines roll-out, work is also already underway to get the word out about them. With the possibility of more COVID-19 vaccines being approved and more people become eligible to take them, the push is now on to get people vaccinated.
Howdy, there: Texans have the sexiest accent in the US, according to survey
HOUSTON – Texans have the sexiest accent in the country, according to a survey. Big 7 Travel audience members voted in an annual poll and the Texas accent was voted No. “The typical Texan accent is a ’Southern accent with a twist’, with strong ’r’s and plenty of ‘Howdy’s’,” Big 7 Travel wrote. “America’s sexiest accent? Texas, grab a Coke and celebrate for having the sexiest accent in the U.S.See the full ranking by clicking here.
Just how bad are Houston’s roads? Apparently better than Dallas’, according to this new survey
HOUSTON – We all know Houston’s roads can be unpleasant to drive on from uneven pavements to that occasional pothole. A survey from CoPilot and the Federal Highway Administration has Houston ranked 22nd for the worst roads in the country. Rhode Island, California, and New Jersey share the highest percentage of poor urban and rural road conditions. According to the survey, an average of 20-25 percent of major urban roads in Texas are in poor condition. Other Texas cities with poor road conditions include Dallas-Fort-Worth-Arlington, who ranked high at No.
Nearly 3,000 students respond to HISD survey identifying key concerns
Hamad serves as the speaker of HISD’s Student Congress, a body of over 70 high school student leaders from across the district, which serves as a bridge between students and the Board of Trustees. When and how to reopen HISD is the focus of a survey the student congress has administered. Nearly 3,000 surveys have been completed since it went live last week, according to the student congress. The survey found a student’s need influences the decision of parents and students on whether they want to return to in-person instruction. Hamad said other recommendations will be announced as the data is compiled, which she expects will continue through the fall.
People are becoming less anxious about growing cases of coronavirus, survey says
HOUSTON – As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Texas, nearly one-fifth of residents say they’re less anxious about the cases than they were at the beginning of the pandemic, according to a survey by Rice University’s COVID-19 Registry. In Harris County, out of more than 3,100 people, 19% of participants reported a decrease in anxiety, the survey found. About 67% of participants reported the same level of anxiety as they did earlier days in the pandemic and only 14% of the people surveyed reported they’ve grown more anxious. The survey also revealed that more than 90% of respondents say they are washing their hands more often, avoiding large gatherings and staying six feet away from other people. About 14% of respondents say they are using face masks more often and about 13% of participants said they are no longer limiting outings to essential activities, according to the survey.
What you need to know about HISD’s parent survey for the 2020-2021 school year
HOUSTON – HISD is asking for parent feedback as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. The survey was first announced last Thursday, which allows parents and teachers a chance to provide feedback on distance learning and possible reopening scenarios once school begins in August. Possible reopening scenarios include face-to-face classes with reduced seating, continuing with distance learning, or hybrid learning. The survey asks questions about each child’s learning experience with distance learning during the school closure in the spring. To learn more about the 2020-2021 school year plan, click here.
To send back or home school? Katy ISD asking parents’ feedback on reopening schools
KATY, Texas – Katy Independent School District is asking parents several questions in a survey, including what they want to do this fall semester when schools reopen. The survey asks if parents want to send their children back to school or keep them home and continue online learning? On Monday, Katy ISD parents got a video message from Superintendent Ken Gregorski asking parents to fill out the survey. Gregorski adds, parents, will be able to choose from in-person classes, to online learning, or both. Other parents told KPRC 2 they are OK with the older kids going back.
Americans have over $20 billion in unused gift cards or credits, survey says
HOUSTON – Do you have unused gift cards or some store credits that you haven’t used? According to the survey, Americans have more than $20 billion in unused cards or rewards. “Gift cards and store credits are real money, so treat them as such,” said Ted Rossman, an industry analyst at Bankrate. Millennials are the guiltiest of having unused gift cards. “You can sell unwanted gift cards at sites such as Cardpool.com, CardCash.com and GiftCardSpread.com,” Rossman said.