Student Surveys

During the duration of two days, journalism students surveyed seventy-two Wilson High School students of all grades. All the responses were catalogued anonymously. The survey consisted six random questions, with some being multiple choice and others being free response. A few examples of the questions were: “What is the most important thing in your life?” and “Do you prefer reading fiction or nonfiction?” Based on the information given to us, we were able to see what students at our school prefer. Below are pie charts based on the questions we asked and the students’ responses. In addition, we asked students what questions they would like to ask their peers. We will be using the questions they asked in future surveys.

What is the most important thing in your life?

53.3% of people that responded said that Family was the most important thing in their lives. This is followed by Friends at 11.1%. Followed by Other (7.8%), Goals and I don’t know (5.6% each), Life, Sports and School (3.3% each) and Money (2.2%)

What's most important to you: how fast food is given to you, or how good the food is?

Out of all the people that we surveyed 84.7% of people thought that Food Quality was the most important thing compared to 13.9% who said I Don’t Care and 1.4% who said that Food Speed is the most important.

Do you prefer to read Fiction or Nonfiction?

43.1% of people that took the survey preferred to read Fiction. This is closely followed by 37.5% of people that said I Don’t Care. 19.4% of people surveyed preferred to read Nonfiction.

What is your favorite social media app/website?

38.7% of people that participated in this survey chose Instagram as their most favorite social-media


30.7% chose Snapchat, 13.3% chose None, 8.0% chose Youtube, 5.3% chose Twitter, 1.3% chose Facebook, Messenger, and Myspace.

What is your favorite TV show?

This question had a lot of various responses. Because there were a lot of people with their own unique show that only had 1 vote these responses were classified as Other.

Other had a percentage of 43.1% which had the biggest percentage. The runner up answer with 11.1% is Don’t Have One. Following is Friends, That '70s Show and Grey’s Anatomy with 5.6% each. After these in order from most voted on to least voted on are YOU, The Office, The Flash, The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Johan and Tonga, and Rick and Morty.

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