Your Views in the News

We asked and Maru Springboard America members answered! Here are some highlights from recent surveys:


Blog: Are Online Focus Groups Worth Your Time?

Apr 13, 2021 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- Online focus groups are a type of qualitative research in which you connect online with a moderator and other participants to share your opinions and perspectives on a certain topic. The moderator will direct the conversation to gain a solid understanding of the group’s opinions, feelings, and behaviors...

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Blog: The Ins and Outs of Sweepstakes Draws

March 16, 2021 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- In addition to earning points for completing our surveys, did you know you’re also entered into our Sweepstakes draws? Maru Springboard America runs Sweepstakes draws as an opportunity for our members to receive additional rewards. Here’s what you need to know...

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Blog: Everything You Need to Know About In-Home User Testing (Product Testing)

Feb 17, 2021 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- In-Home User Testing (IHUT) or Product Testing is a type of market research where consumers (you) are sent an item or product to test in your home. You are then asked a series of questions about the product to provide your feedback...

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Blog: How Much Money Can You Earn Taking Online Surveys?

Jan 19, 2021 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- How much do online surveys actually pay? The short answer: it depends. There are various factors that drive how much a survey or research activity will pay, including length, effort required, and the type of activity you’re participating in. Let’s dive deeper into some of these factors...

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How Americans Plan To Spend Their Stimulus Checks

Jan 11, 2021 /MENAFN/ - COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Inspire Saving Over Spending How do Americans plan to spend their stimulus checks? 44%, plan to save the money; 36% will pay off debts; 20% will spend the funds..

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COVID-19 STIMULUS PAYMENTS INSPIRE SAVING OVER SPENDING

Jan 11, 2021 /ValueWalk/ - The U.S. government is sending another round of checks meant to stimulate economic activity during the coronavirus pandemic. How will Americans spend their stimulus checks? In a collaboration with Maru/Blue Public Opinion, Refinitiv discovered how U.S. citizens plan to utilize this new round of funding...

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Blog: 4 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Dec 22, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- With in-person shopping being harder than ever this year and shipping delays slowing down online orders, you may feel like you’ve completely run out of time to finish your holiday shopping. We’ve put together some ideas for the last minute shoppers who need a gift instantly. Happy shopping!...

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Blog: 5 Exercises to Try at Your Desk

Nov 17, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- Sitting at a desk all day can be hard on our bodies. Even with a comfortable chair and ergonomic set up, aches and pains can appear throughout the day. In addition to taking breaks to get up and move around, there are many easy stretches and exercises you can do right at your desk to help stay comfortable...

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Trump has 10 more weeks remaining in the Oval Office. What is that going to look like?

Nov 12, 2020 /The Chronicle Herald/ - While it’ll be another month before the U.S. electoral college formally declares the country’s next president, the chances of Donald Trump hanging on to the Oval Office grow slimmer each day...

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Trump should concede election once Biden is formally proclaimed the next U.S. president: poll

Nov 10, 2020 /The Guardian/ - A majority of Americans believe that Trump should concede the election once all avenues of appeal are exhausted, a new poll states, and many are fearful that his refusal to do so may spark protests and a potential civil unrest...

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THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A LOT OUT OF US. SO MORE PEOPLE ARE GIVING BACK.

Nov 6, 2020 /The Wise Marketer/ - With the pandemic earlier this year effectively shutting down the nation’s economy, forcing people indoors and separating families, people have evidently had a lot of time to reflect. And what they see, or want to see, is something better than what their memory recalls from 2019...

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Blog: Is a Survey Panel Right For You?

Oct 13, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- Maru Springboard America is professional market research and part of a business with clients who rely on us to deliver insights, so of course recruiting people to take our surveys is important – this is true of all survey companies/websites and research panels...

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Blog: Too Much Screen Time? 3 Easy Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain

Sept 15, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- In 2020, a lot of us have experienced the world through screens. Sometimes staring at a screen all day is unavoidable, and unfortunately over time it can do some serious damage to our eyes. Here are some tips for avoiding eye strain when you have to look at screens for long periods...

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Two thirds (64%) of Americans believe NHL has done a good job in its own way to speak out against racism in American society according to a Maru/Blue Public Opinion poll

NEW YORK, Sept. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A survey released today by Maru/Blue Public Opinion Research North America finds that despite criticism that the National Hockey League (NHL) initially skated by the protests and boycott rattlings over at the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs, two thirds (64%) of Americans believe NHL has done a good job in its own way to speak out against racism in American society...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Digital Tools for Online Learning

Aug 18, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Can baseball connect with a new audience and drive home its Opening Day success?

Aug 14, 2020 /Sports Business Daily/ -- The truncated baseball season began in earnest last month live on ESPN, generating the largest television audience of a regular season game since 2011 (4,000,000 viewers). Rabid sports fans tuned in to watch the Yankees and Nationals kick off the season...

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Blog: Too Many Emails? 3 Tips for Organizing Your Inbox

Jul 20, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- You’ve likely thought at one point or another, “I get too many emails.” Good news! There are steps you can take to fix that problem. Read on for 3 helpful tips to start organizing your Inbox. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Survey Troubleshooting: Technical Problems vs. Content Problems

Jun 16, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- We try to ensure that our surveys are high quality and error-free before we send them out to our members. However, from time to time, a survey may contain a problem that our team wasn’t aware of. If you encounter a problem in one of our surveys, the first step is to determine if it’s technical or content-related...

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Blog: All You Need to Know About Rewards

May 18, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about points and rewards. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Should a Big Brand Re-Brand?

April 14, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say on a Survey

March 16, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- We’ve all been there. You’re invited to a new survey, you’re excited to share your opinions and earn points, but then you read a question and your mind goes blank. Continue reading to learn more...

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Casey House Rewrites the Stories of Beloved TV Characters to Smash Stigma Around HIV/AIDS

Feb 19, 2020 /GlobeNewsWire/ -- Study reveals 65 million North Americans would rather their favourite TV character die than see them get diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Today Casey House is launching their latest Smash Stigma campaign with the release of “never-before-seen” episodes of Friends and The Office...

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Blog: Is It Déjà Vu or Is It a Tracking Study?

February 14, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- Sometimes you may feel like you're being asked similar questions that you've already answered in previous surveys, or it may even feel like you’re repeating an entire survey over again. Continue reading to learn more...

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Does the information society need a free market?

Jan 30, 2020 /Mind Matters/ -- With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, many commentators assumed that, in the age of information, its command-and-control worldview would slowly diminish. But a 2018 poll from Buzzfeed News and Maru Blue showed that 31% of American Millennials (people aged 22 to 37) embraced socialism in one or another form...

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Blog: For Fact or Fun: Research Questions vs. Engagement Questions

January 17, 2020 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- Have you noticed that we share individual questions on our website homepage and on our social media channels? These are called engagement questions, and they differ from traditional research questions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: 3 Questions About Online Surveys (Answered by an Online Research Company)

December 17, 2019 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about taking online surveys. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: How to be the Best Survey Taker (and Earn the Most Rewards!)

November 21, 2019 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- When completing online surveys, you should always take it seriously and give your best effort – not only because it’s the right thing to do (your insights influence important business decisions!) but also because you’ll have a better chance at earning more rewards if you’re a quality survey taker...

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Blog: What to Look For in a Survey Site

Oct 30, 2019 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- How can you tell if a survey site is trustworthy and reputable before you sign up? There’s certain information you should keep in mind when researching whether or not a survey panel is right for you. Before giving your information to a survey site, ask yourself the following questions: ...

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Your Opinion in Action: Building a Better Loyalty Program

Sep 16, 2019 /Maru Springboard America Blog/ -- What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. ...

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