A quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly, and a further third entertain monthly, according to an online survey across 17 countries conducted by global researchers, GfK. Less than one in ten say that they never entertain guests in their home.
Global smartphone demand of 347 million units makes 2Q17 the best second quarter on record. Emerging markets are driving the growth. Average sales price (ASP) grew five percent year-on-year in the quarter.
We thought it was time to take another look at the hottest technologies impacting consumers’ lives and talk about a brand new trend which is set to transform today’s global industries and businesses.
How are UK bartenders typically serving our favourite tipple & which brands are they recommending?
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased five points to - 10 in June. All five measures decreased this month.
One in three people find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should. China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who struggle to take a tech break. People in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium lead for finding it easy to ‘unplug’ .
A scatter of results either side of the actual winning margin, and wrong by no more than 3% - the exit poll yet again produced a remarkably accurate result. The exit poll was conducted by GfK in partnership with Ipsos MORI, on behalf of the BBC, ITV, and Sky News, and got every party almost exactly right. See results!
Over 100 years ago, Henry Ford made the car available to the masses by revolutionising the manufacturing process. A car became a status symbol – and by the end of 2016, 30.9 million cars1 were registered on Britain’s roads. But, looking closer at the record year 2016, we see only a 0.8%2 yoy increase of private new car registrations; the market has been slowly moving towards saturation for a while now. And another trend is making itself known: The attitude towards car ownership is shifting – the car has lost some of its standing as status symbol.
Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism
Immigration and Brexit are not voter priorities
A survey to understand the top concerns of British consumers conducted in the first half of May 2017 has revealed that “NHS and the cost of healthcare”, “terrorism” and “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” are more important to voters than the issues of immigration and Brexit.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to - 5 in May. Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged.
Three in ten people (31 percent) would firmly prefer to have more time than more money – compared to only nine percent who firmly disagree with that. And over four in ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that.
New GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead. Find out more about the full findings here.