Toluna Quicksurveys Reveals Annual 2015 Naughty & Nice Behaviors List

A year in review reveals some naughty behaviors like blocking friends/family on social media, talking on the cell phone at dinner, even sexual thoughts about their significant other's friends!

Dec 07, 2015, 14:13 ET from Toluna Quicksurveys

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toluna Quicksurveys today released the findings of their annual Naughty and Nice behaviors survey. The survey took a look back at the best – and worst behaviors of the year. 1,000 consumers were polled.

Naughty or Nice?

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The Nice: When dining with family only, 51% say they have a no cell phone policy at the table.

The Naughty: When dining with friends, 62% say they don't have a no cell phone policy at the table.

Social Media Scoundrels: 36% have blocked family or a friend on social media without them knowing

Debbie-Donater or Debbie-Downer

The Nice:

During the Year:

  • 68% say they've donated to non-profit organizations so far in 2015
  • 80% have committed a random act of kindness for someone else (aka "paying it forward")
  • 51% have at one time found someone else's wallet or purse, and 89% of those people turned it in or tracked down the person themselves to give it

During the holidays, specifically:

  • 50% typically donate clothing to the less fortunate
  • 12% volunteer at homeless shelters
  • 10% volunteer at animal shelters
  • 23% participate in a giving tree
  • 14% sponsor a family

The Naughty:

  • Of the 51% that have at one time found someone else's wallet or purse, 6% kept it and 5% took a few things!

Forbidden Fantasies

Of those in a relationship:

  • 29% say they've had sexual thoughts about their significant other's friends
  • 19% admit to cheating on their significant other
  • 33% (1 in 3) have lied to their significant other about where they were going or what they were doing

General Naughty Behavior:

  • 12% are guilty of telling a child Santa Claus isn't real (whether it be intentional or accidental)
  • 8% admit to bullying someone
  • 27% admit to gossiping about their close friends
  • 17% have considered cheating on their taxes, thinking the likeliness of the government actually noticing is slim to none.
  • 33% have thrown trash in a recycling bin
  • 57% have faked sick so they didn't have to do something they just didn't feel like doing

Of those with children…

  • Majority of parents (59%) have bribed their kids to get them to do something
  • The majority of parents (52%) have also used their children as an excuse to get out of something they didn't want to do

About this survey:
This survey was run with Toluna Quicksurveys, the leading self-serve consumer insights platform. Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys. This survey was run with SmartSelect, Toluna's proprietary respondent selection methodology that relies on statistical and attitudinal matching, rather than probability sampling. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in Toluna surveys, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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