The America versus the World Casual Fridays study was our most popular test yet: The 500 survey slots filled in less than 24 hours. I promised to provide the quiz answers, and you’ll find them below.
Some of our readers have asked why we don’t allow everyone to respond, and the reason is simple: we have to pay for the survey software, and it costs us 5 cents per response. If one of our studies was linked by a major site such as Digg or Slashdot, that could amount to hundreds of dollars. If anyone knows of a survey site that doesn’t have this requirement, please let us know!
That said, I have figured out a way that readers can continue to play, albeit in a pared-down way. I picked four of the most difficult questions: two states and two countries, and instead of giving the answers, I’ve turned them into polls. You can make your guess, then see how others have responded. If the results here match the survey results, eventually the correct responses will be clear, but you won’t see them until you’ve made your guess. Make sure you answer the polls before you look at the rest of the answers, though — the answers will give you some hints.
We’ll offer a full analysis of the original study results on Friday.