Showing posts with label Poll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poll. Show all posts

Oct 30, 2012

Poll, Polled, Polling, Polls

The word comes from the German Poller, meaning head. Modern use seems to have evolved from 'counting heads'. Poll has many definitions:


1. The casting and registering of votes in an election.
2. The number of votes cast or recorded.
3. The place where votes are cast and registered. Often used in the plural polls.
4. A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
5. The head, especially the top or back of the head where hair grows.
6. The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or ax.

polled, polling, polls Verb,
1. To receive a given number of votes.
2. To receive or record the votes of: polling a jury.
3. To cast a vote or ballot.
4. To question in a survey; canvass.
5. To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of: polled the sheep; polled the trees.
Sometimes, when the polls do not go their way, people feel like they have been clipped.

Jul 15, 2011

Older is Better

A new poll looking at American attitudes, health, and behavior concludes that people over age 65 consistently have a higher degree of well being than any other age group.

The findings are based on more than 1 million surveys done since 2008. Healthways works with health care professionals to help people thrive and to allow officials to track health and wellness by congressional districts.

Multiple behaviors, from smiling and laughing to having access to learn new things, eating well, and getting plenty of exercise  Even when aches and pains set in and health begins to decline, the older group also is less sad and depressed than any other group, according to the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing index.

If younger people don't adopt healthier ways, they are not likely to do as well as these seniors. Those at the bottom end of the well being scale are those aged 45 to 64.