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Previous polls

May 19 2020 14:31

How has Covid-19 impacted your financial position?

I'm not really directly affected 19% 155 votes

19

I am taking a hit, but should be able to recover in the next year 25% 202 votes

25

My finances have been devastated 29% 237 votes

29

It's still too early to know what the full effect will be 26% 212 votes

26

Apr 21 2020 22:10

How has the coronavirus impacted your household's income?

One or more breadwinners laid off 20% 341 votes

20

One or more breadwinners had working hours cut 8% 136 votes

8

One or more breadwinners lost some income 39% 662 votes

39

Minimal or no impact yet 33% 557 votes

33

Feb 26 2020 19:34

Do you support a reduction in the public sector wage bill?

Yes 78% 3243 votes

78

No 4% 175 votes

4

In some cases 6% 268 votes

6

It'll never happen 12% 493 votes

12

Dec 13 2019 15:55

How concerned are you about ransomware attacks?

Very - I have been a victim 16% 145 votes

16

Somewhat - I do what I can 47% 432 votes

47

I don't really understand the issue 17% 153 votes

17

Not very 20% 183 votes

20

Sep 30 2019 16:41

What do you think about private healthcare in SA?

NHI can't come fast enough 9% 214 votes

9

I don't use private healthcare 5% 121 votes

5

I am happy with my provider(s) 56% 1358 votes

56

Let's hope the Health Market Inquiry leads to reforms 30% 738 votes

30

Aug 13 2019 17:43

What's your view on deep sea mining?

It's a necessary evil 23% 323 votes

23

Corporates have a responsibility to find alternatives 23% 319 votes

23

I don't really care 14% 196 votes

14

It's unacceptable 40% 559 votes

40

Jul 20 2019 12:28

FaceApp has been at the centre of a debate on data security. What is your view?

It's fun - I don't see what the fuss is about 13% 80 votes

13

I don't like it, but I've already used the app 11% 63 votes

11

It's very scary 26% 158 votes

26

It's not like we have privacy anyway 50% 296 votes

50

Jun 04 2019 11:25

SARS has lifted the tax return threshold from R350 000 to R500 000 per year. What are your thoughts on this??

It's a good move. Tax returns are a bother 31% 162 votes

31

As long as I get my rebate I'm happy  21% 111 votes

21

I'd rather file my own return to be sure everything is done right 47% 245 votes

47

May 23 2019 09:05

Trump’s administration has threatened to choke Huawei, hitting some of its biggest component makers. What are you most concerned about??

What this will mean for my phone and apps 20% 104 votes

20

Whether Huawei will be able to survive the knock 7% 38 votes

7

Whether tensions will be further aggravated between the US and China 48% 250 votes

48

This doesn’t affect me 25% 134 votes

25

Apr 30 2010 22:03

Do you invest primarily in equities?

Yes - It's easy to understand 78% 64 votes

78

No - I prefer other asset classes 22% 18 votes

22

Sep 02 2010 16:45

Alternative investments require special know-how and skill

I agree - what do I know about art anyway? 100% 1 votes

100

No way - it takes some homework but no expertise 0% 0 votes

0

Apr 30 2010 22:03

Is the market heading for a "double dip"?

Yes - Time to cash out 42% 14 votes

42

No - It's a great time for investing 58% 19 votes

58

Jun 22 2010 08:58

Do ETFs trump unit trusts?

Yes - Just look at Mike Brown's stats 75% 9 votes

75

No - Unit trusts are actively managed 25% 3 votes

25

Oct 06 2010 15:23

Yes - but it won't beat inflation over time 100% 3 votes

100

Maybe - But shares still offer the best returns 0% 0 votes

0

May 24 2010 08:04

Unit trusts appeal to me because:

They offer long term superior returns 83% 5 votes

83

Unit trusts are liquid 17% 1 votes

17

They don't appeal to me 0% 0 votes

0

Jun 04 2010 14:46

Which sector will shoot the lights out in 2010?

Commodities - The world needs resources 70% 44 votes

70

Financials - The banks will bounce back 30% 19 votes

30

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