Back to School Survey! Interesting and Unusual Responses from StumbleUpon

In light of the back to school season, StumbleUpon conducted a nationwide survey of college age students. They discovered likes, dislikes, common interests, and some interesting (but random) facts! Check out their findings and see where you fit in the statistics!

  • If you had to choose between cheese or free Internet for the rest of your life, what would you pick? Surprisingly, 65% of all respondents said they would be willing to give up cheesy goodness for free Internet! And it gets crazier - 14% of people would rather give up their baby toe and 11% would give up Christmas! Could you imagine the end of a holly jolly Christmas for the opportunity to surf the web for free 24/7?
  • Most students come to college with hardly any budgeting skills (and hardly any money). Of course nobody thinks these skills are important until your spending your last dollars on microwavable mac-and-cheese and Ramen noodles. Exactly 50% of survey respondents said they wished someone had taught them how to budget better before they started college. This beat out the number of respondents who wished they had learned how to get a guy/girl, decorate their dorm, and even do laundry!
  • Spending too much time online caused break-ups three times more for male survey respondents than females.
  • Late night cravings? Everybody has them. Whether it's after a late night study session or a late night party session, everyone has some craving. 39% of guys and 59% of girls say that chocolate is their favorite late night craving. This sweet treat beat out coffee, French fries, bacon, and even pizza!
  • What is the first thing that you do when you head home? Call up your high school friends? Spend time with the family? Well, not surprising, 39% of respondents say that the first thing they do when they come home from school is have a home-cooked meal. Not far behind is taking a long nap (34%).

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