For the first-ever Casual Fridays study nearly four years ago, we asked readers who said “hi” to them while they were out for a walk or run:
Today’s entry is a survey designed to test a hypothesis I’ve been developing during my daily run. I think I’ve noticed a pattern in the responses of people I see while I’m running, and I want to find out whether it’s a local quirk in the way people react to me, or if it’s a universal phenomemon. The question centers around who says “hi” to you while you engage in your regular outdoor fitness activity. If you’ve never thought about this before, you might want to go out for a run/skate/bike ride before you respond.
Although we got some interesting results, with only 213 respondents, we weren’t able to examine some key details, such as whether men or women say “hi” more often. And there are also a couple other interesting avenues to explore. So this week we’re offering a new, improved version of the study:
As usual, the study is brief, with just 10 questions. It should take only a few minutes to complete. You have until Thursday, October 15 to complete your response. There is no limit on the number of respondents. Don’t forget to come back next week for the results!
(Just a reminder: All Casual Fridays studies are non-scientific. This doesn’t mean we can’t use scientific principles to assess what’s going on, but we can’t make general claims based on the results)