Urban Eating Habits Survey

February 24, 2009 at 6:20 am Leave a comment

In an effort to understand how respondents utilize the resources provided by their urban environment when making choices related to food consumption, the survey “Urban Eating Habits” was created. Using Google Docs Forms, the survey presented 10 questions that touched upon subjects ranging from the tendency towards delivery/take-out to the frequency of visits to a famer’s market.  Urban Interpretations hopes that this brief online survey will begin to expose a general trend amongst city dwellers with regard to their eating habits. 

While the survey is too narrow to paint a clear picture of how respondents, and a greater urban population, truly dine, both in and out of the house, this exercise will prepare Urban Interpretations for the continued use of Google Docs Forms in its work.  This web-based tool provides a simple means for broader community engagement and Urban Interpretations looks forward to the continued utilization of this device.

To access the online survey, please click on the following link:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=cFNULTBHcUZfeVFQV3ZyUHV5b19NZnc6MA.. 

Summary of Findings:

Twelve respondents took part in the first Urban Eating Habits survey of 2009.  Interesting highlights from the survey include the following: Of these 12 respondents, 67% make coffee or tea in their home in the morning and 58%, will only do take-out/delivery once a week.  While 43% of respondents go out to eat 2 times a week, 58% say that price is somewhat of a factor when choosing a restaurant.  Respondents are spread across the board in terms of how often they visit a farmer’s market in a month; however, Trader Joe’s is by far the most popular grocery store amongst the respondents.

This chart represents each respondent’s number of visits to a farmer’s market in a month:

 

To access the complete data set, please click the following link: 

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pST-0GqF_yQPWvrPuyo_Mfw 

 

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