1. Qualifying questions

Hello and thank you for your interest in our online study about shopping. To help us see if you qualify, please answer the questions below. If chosen to participate, you will receive $150 to thank you for your time and feedback.

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* 1. What is your gender?

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* 2. What city and state do you reside in?

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* 3. Do you or does anyone among your close family or friends currently work in any of the following industries?

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* 4. Which of the following best describes you:

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* 5. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 6. What is your age?

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* 7. Which of the following categories includes your annual household income? This is to ensure we speak to a broad mix of people.

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* 8. Which of the following best describes your employment status?

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* 9. Which of the following categories best describes your ethnic background?

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* 10. Below is a list of activities, and I’d like to understand how frequently, if at all, you participate in each one. We’re looking for some people who do and some who do not frequently participate in various activities, so please be honest in your responses. For each, please let me know if you engage in this activity weekly or more, at least once a month, less than once a month, or never.

  Weekly or more At least once a month Less than once a month Never Don't know
Pay bills online or use online banking to check balances or transfer funds
Use social media to connect with friends (i.e., facebook)
Shop online, including research and purchases
Use a smartphone for product research or any kind of shopping related activities
Use Pinterest or other online “pinning” tools

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* 11. Which of the following statements best describes your feelings about online shopping?

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* 12. I have a list here of some of the products people shop for. For each one below, please tell me which of these products you currently shopping for, or are considering shopping for in the next month?

  Currently shopping for Considering
TV/ HDTV/ Stereo or Home Entertainment Systems
Exterior siding for the home
Home décor items, including bedding, towels, curtain, pillows, artwork, and other decorative items
Home furnishings such as dining or bedroom sets, or living room furniture

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* 13. If you are considering shopping for an item or items in one of the categories above, how much are you planning to spend?

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* 14. Which stores are you considering for your purchases?

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* 15. Do you expect to shop for the products you mentioned above online, at a retail store or both online and at a retail store?

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* 16. Do you have a web cam that you can use for this interview?

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* 17. How did you learn about this research?

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* 18. May we contact you in future about other paid market research studies?

Thank you very much for answering our questions! We will follow up with you by telephone very soon if you appear to qualify for this study.

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* 19. Please provide your contact information below.

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