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CivicScience Blog

Cyber Monday Shopping Intent

More and more consumers are ditching shopping at brick-and-mortar stores and turning to online shopping during the holiday season. Based on a poll question CivicScience developed that collected 2,023 responses from November 19, 2014 to November 25, 2014, we found that of the consumers who plan to shop this holiday (throughout the whole holiday shopping […]

Fewer Consumers Plan to Shop on Black Friday and Thanksgiving This Year

With more retailers launching major sales events earlier this season (some even started last Friday), there is fierce competition for wallet share. We know from a previous poll that consumers don’t plan to substantially increase their total holiday spending this year, so this means that many retailers are doing whatever it takes to get those […]

One Year In: What Do Pittsburghers Think of Their New Mayor?

Just over a year ago, our fellow Pittsburgh residents elected a new mayor, former City Councilman Bill Peduto. Peduto swept into office as something of an outsider to the old school Democratic political machine that had dominated the city for decades. His progressive brand of politics and policy represented a new frontier for a relatively […]

The Shiny, New Club: Ello Joiners Are Least Concerned About Data Privacy, Corporate Practices

Warning: middle-aged angst is contained in this article. Even though it’s still “invitation only” to join, there’s been a lot of buzz around Ello, the newly launched social networking destination that promises better treatment of its users and their data (read Ello’s manifesto online). The company recently closed an additional $5.5 million in investment – […]

Is Election Day the Saddest Day of the Year?

by Lamar Pierce, PhD, Associate professor of organization and strategy at Olin Business School, and CivicScience academic advisor Election Day is a difficult one for many political candidates.  But a recent study I did with Todd Rogers of Harvard and Jason Snyder of UCLA shows it’s no picnic for their supporters either. We used thousands of […]