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Poll 08: Turkey Trek

by epi on November 3, 2009

How far will you travel this Thanksgiving? I’m staying local to celebrate with friends and family. (62%, 165 Votes) I’m traveling over the river and through the woods by car. (31%, 81 Votes) I’m flying to my turkey destination. (7%, 19 Votes) Total Voters: 265 Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.


Poll 07: Trick or Treat – How late is too late?

by EPI Staff on October 26, 2009

How late is too late for a trick-or-treater to knock on your door? 9:00 p.m. (52%, 302 Votes) 10:00 p.m. (24%, 140 Votes) 8:00 p.m. (21%, 125 Votes) 7:00 p.m. (3%, 18 Votes) Total Voters: 585 Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.


Poll 06: The Flu – Will H1N1 Affect You?

by EPI Staff on October 19, 2009

In the coming weeks, will you change the way you greet people socially and in business situations due to concern over the spread of the H1N1 flu virus? No. I’m not really worried and think it would be awkward to NOT shake hands. (63%, 257 Votes) I haven’t decided yet. I’ll wait and see what happens. (24%, […]


Does it take a Village? Do you feel comfortable reprimanding other people’s children? Maybe, but only if the child’s behavior is way out of line. (69%, 344 Votes) No, other people’s children are their business. (16%, 79 Votes) Yes, it is important that children learn how to behave. (15%, 75 Votes) Total Voters: 498 We […]


“Can You Hear Me Now?” Should Congress put a ban on in-flight phone calls? Yes, it’s rude to make calls while in such close quarters (55%, 244 Votes) Sometimes, but only in extreme situations (29%, 130 Votes) No, you can get a lot accomplished during long flights (16%, 72 Votes) Total Voters: 446 Coverage on airplanes could provide an […]


Poll 03: Rude Outbursts- Who is the Worst?

by EPI Staff on September 14, 2009

There have been several rude outbursts from prominent people in very public places over the last week. Who do you think has made the biggest etiquette blunder? Kanye “take the mike ” West at the VMA’s (45%, 416 Votes) Joe “You Lie!” Wilson in the House of Representatives (42%, 387 Votes) Serena “we can’t repeat it” Williams […]


We are often asked questions about cash bars at weddings.  The Emily Post Institute is curious if the etiquette around this question is changing.  Take our poll and let us know what you think! Is it acceptable to have a cash bar at a wedding? No, this is the height of bad taste. (41%, 412 Votes) […]

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Given the increasing use of smartphones, the NYT times asks an interesting question about the role that BlackBerries play in today’s business world. We are curious what you think. Is it appropriate to use a BlackBerry during a meeting? No, you should give your undivided attention to the people in the meeting.(56%, 240 Votes) Sometimes, it […]