I might start to make this a regular thing...I haven't decided yet.
1. Twelve percent of Americans say they have never had someone of a different race in their home. Have you had someone of a different race in your home? Have you been in the home of someone of a different race?
I have honestly never even thought about that. But yes, I have. Many, many times.
2. When asked if they think gay people are actually born gay (as opposed to “choosing” to be gay, 51% say that homosexuality is something one is born with. Do you agree?
I believe there can be a genetic component. But most people don't ask if you think individuals are born straight, so why are ask if people are born gay?
3. Given our society’s obsession with the “perfect body,” the number might be expected to be higher, but 33% of Americans say they’d leave their partner if he or she gained 100 pounds. Would you?
No. But I would really worry about his health, especially since cholesterol problems run in his family. And if that weight was gained in a relatively short period of time, I would be really concerned.
4. This question was originally asked only of women, and 54% said they’d prefer to watch the Super Bowl over the Academy Awards. Which would you pick and why?
The Academy Awards. I watch tennis, soccer, and occasionally basketball, but I have never been a football fan. When I go to Super Bowl parties, I don't spend very much time watching the game. On the other hand, I love movies.
5. We hear a lot these days about protecting the institution of marriage. Oddly enough, that phrase is generally used in efforts to prevent people who love each other and want a committed relationship from actually getting married. Fifty percent of Americans say that it would be a good idea to require couples eligible for marriage to undergo marriage counseling before they can walk down the aisle. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?There are many churches that require premarital counseling before they will perform a wedding. I don't think this is the solution for lowering the divorce rate.
6. A popular potato chip’s ad slogan says, “Once you pop, you can’t stop.” But 39% of Americans claim that they can stop at just one chip. Are you one of them?One chip? I don't eat chips very often, but when I do, I don't think I could have just one. I usually eat them to satisfy a salt craving and one chip just isn't going to cut it. One serving, maybe.