Past PSB Survey Results - 2020 Surveys

This page presents the results of surveys I've conducted in the year 2020. The results of surveys conducted in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 , and 2019 appear on separate pages.

The response in each survey that received the most votes is highlighted in bold red. I usually list the responses in descending order according to the number of votes, but in a few cases I've decided that the results may be clearer or more meaningful if I list them in some other order. Incidentally, I do vote in my own surveys—and, yes, I vote only once. More often than not, what I vote for doesn't come in first place. In the results below, the symbol ¤ appears after the item(s) that I voted for in each survey.

Survey 904 - January 26, 2020
Early impression of Hotspot (425 voters)

I had to end this poll after only a single day because someone had figured out a way to corrupt its data, rendering the results invalid and the poll itself a waste of time. But I happened to check the results a few hours before this corruption began to occur, and the following is an approximation of how the results stood at that time. So these results should be taken as flawed and partial, but at least they're not seriously corrupted. If you're surprised by the large number of voters for a single day, don't be. It's not unusual for my website to have a large upward spike in the number of site visitors right after the release of a new Pet Shop Boys album, and my polls generally have a larger than usual voter turnout at those times. It's also fairly routine for well over half of all the votes in my surveys to occur in the first 24 hours or so. At any rate, because of the corruption of this poll, I called an at least temporary halt to my PSB surveys. They may resume, however, at a later date, though they will probably be sporadic rather than regular biweekly occurrences.

Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing your very early impression of the Pet Shop Boys' new album Hotspot?

33.9% - I like it. It may not be one of their very best, but it's a winner! ¤
21.6% - I love it! I think it may be one of their very best albums!
20.9% - I don't much care for it and I'm somewhat disappointed.
09.2% - It's OK, sort of "average"—not bad by any means, but not as good as I might've liked.
07.8% - I think it's a mixed bag. Some of it is fantastic, some middling, and some not very good at all.
04.7% - I hate it! I think it may be one of their worst albums!
00.9% - I'm undecided so far. I'm not quite sure what to make of it right now.
00.7% - I have a very different opinion from any of those expressed above.
00.2% - I can't answer this question. Not only have I not heard it, but (for whatever reason) I'm not going to be able to hear it during this poll.

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Survey 903 - Weeks of January 12 and 19, 2020
Opinions about the "greatest hits" tour (497 voters)

The Pet Shop Boys' upcoming Dreamworld Tour is subtitled "The Greatest Hits Live." Which one of the following statements comes closest to expressing how you feel about them playing what is apparently a "greatest hits tour" this time around?

23.1% - It really doesn't matter to me. I'm just pleased they're heading out on tour again, whatever form the show takes.
20.3% - I think it's fantastic! A live PSB show with nothing but hits will probably be one of the best shows ever!
19.1% - I'm disappointed. I love hearing non-hits like album tracks and b-sides live, so this show may not be as much to my liking.
15.7% - I have mixed feelings about it. Some things I like about it, but I also have some reservations. ¤
12.3% - It's probably just a marketing gimmick. I suspect the show will still feature a number of non-hits, such as selections from their new album and other non-singles.
08.0% - It doesn't matter to me because I almost certainly won't be attending any of the live shows, anyway.
01.4% - I have a very different opinion from any of those expressed above.*

*I initially began collecting "different opinions" from voters who chose this option. But, unfortunately, egregious abuse by one or more individuals of my "Comments" feature necessitated its discontinuation mid-survey. Therefore, since I was forced to deny some voters that opportunity, I won't list the alternate opinions offered by any of the voters. I won't be soliciting comments in this way from voters in future polls, at least for the foreseeable future.

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