Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Fun Online Polls: Bank holiday weather; bombing raids on Iraq and Syria

Apologies for blogging hiatus, we went on a last minute holiday to Legoland Billund, all good fun and very interesting from a town planning/land value perspective, more anon.
The responses to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

Is it more likely to rain on a Bank Holiday?

No - 3%
Probably not, but you notice it more - 69%
Definitely - 27%
Other, please specify - 2%

Derek neatly squared the circle with this: "In the UK April and May tend to be drier months; August, December and January tend to be wetter. Since more bank holidays fall in the wetter months, there's a greater chance of rain on a bank holiday than on other days of the year."
The Independent reports a ComRes poll with the headline: "Majority of Britons opposed to bombing Isis in Iraq and Syria but David Cameron leaves the door to action open".

Ho hum, what ComRes actually reported was that opinions were evenly divided between attack; support anti-IS forces; leave well alone; and 'don't know'.

But let's do our own Fun Online Poll on the same topic anyway and see.

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.


Derek said...

Excellent holiday destination! I went to Legoland and then to Copenhagen with my youngsters in 1997 and had a fine old time.

Mind you, Denmark cost an arm and a leg to visit at that time. Eating out in particular was amazingly expensive. Any different now?

Mark Wadsworth said...

D, yes, the prices are absolutely outrageous.

One of the good things about living in London (where prices are pretty outrageous) is that most holiday destinations seem relatively cheap. But even I was taken aback at paying £3 for a paper cup of mediocre coffee.