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2008 in Review



Poll #1321628 2008 in review

Time Magazine picked Barack Obama as Person of the Year for 2008. Do you agree with this choice?

Yes/ It's a no-brainer
72(65.5%)
No, it should have been someone else (who?)
8(7.3%)
I'm not sure or have no opinion
30(27.3%)

Aside from Barack Obama, who do you think was the most interesting person of 2008?

Sarah Palin
27(27.3%)
Hillary Clinton
14(14.1%)
John McCain
3(3.0%)
Stephen Harper
2(2.0%)
Michelle Obama
13(13.1%)
Carla Bruni (France's first lady)
3(3.0%)
Someone else (who?)
37(37.4%)

Sports Illustrated picked Olympic multi-gold medalist Michael Phelps as Sportsman of the Year for 2008. Do you agree with this choice?

Yes/It;s a no-brainer
64(59.3%)
No, it should have been someone else (who?)
7(6.5%)
I'm not sure or have no opinion (or I don't do sports)
37(34.3%)

If there was an award for Douchebag of the Year for 2008, it should go to:

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
11(11.0%)
Former New York Governor Elliott Spitzer
5(5.0%)
O. J. Simpson
23(23.0%)
John Edwards
3(3.0%)
A three-way tie between the chairmen of the big 3 auto companies
15(15.0%)
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens
3(3.0%)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
1(1.0%)
Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabwe
20(20.0%)
Someone else (who?)
19(19.0%)

Of the celebrities listed below who passed away in 2008, which ones are you sad about their not being with us? (Select as many as you wish).

Heath Ledger
6(5.9%)
Tim Russert
2(2.0%)
Paul Newman
2(2.0%)
Charlton Heston
0(0.0%)
George Carlin
1(1.0%)
Isaac Hayes
0(0.0%)
Bernie Mac
1(1.0%)
Harvey Korman
0(0.0%)
Eartha Kitt
0(0.0%)
Yves St. Laurent
1(1.0%)
Randy Pausch
0(0.0%)
Sydney Pollack
0(0.0%)
William F. Buckley
0(0.0%)
Bo Diddley
0(0.0%)
Someone else (who?)
0(0.0%)

Below are the ten top-grossing movies of 2008. Which ones did you see?

The Dark Knight
6(5.5%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2(1.8%)
Kung-Fu Panda
1(0.9%)
Hancock
1(0.9%)
Iron Man
2(1.8%)
Mamma Mia
0(0.0%)
Quantum of Solace
0(0.0%)
Wall-E
1(0.9%)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
1(0.9%)
Sex in the City
1(0.9%)
None of them
15(13.6%)

In your opinion, which of the 10 top-grossing movies of 2008 was the best one?

None of them
16(16.3%)
The Dark Knight
40(40.8%)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
3(3.1%)
Kung-Fu Panda
2(2.0%)
Hancock
2(2.0%)
Iron Man
7(7.1%)
Mamma Mia
4(4.1%)
Quantum of Solace
0(0.0%)
Wall-E
14(14.3%)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
5(5.1%)
Sex and the City
5(5.1%)

Aside from the US election, which do you think was the biggest international news story of 2008?

The meltdown of the financial markets
56(53.8%)
The Beijing Olympics
21(20.2%)
Russia's invasion of Georgia
7(6.7%)
The sharp decline in sectarian violence in Iraq following the surge
0(0.0%)
The retaliation of the Taliban in Afghanistan
0(0.0%)
Cyclone Nargis killing 138.000 people in Myanmar (Burma)
4(3.8%)
The Texas state police raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch
0(0.0%)
Proposition 8 passing in California
15(14.4%)
Canada's parliament adjourning to avoid a coalition takeover
0(0.0%)
Something else (what?)
1(1.0%)

How do you feel about the future of your nation, going into 2009

Very optimistic
7(6.5%)
Somewhat optimistic
40(37.0%)
Neither optimistic nor pessimistic
17(15.7%)
Somewhat pessimistic
20(18.5%)
Very pessimistic
11(10.2%)
Uncertain
12(11.1%)
Other (what?)
1(0.9%)
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