Sunday, February 06, 2011
Waistlines, watch out! The Girl Scouts have started selling their cookies again this year.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly two-out-of three (64%) of Americans say they’re at least somewhat likely to buy Girl Scout cookies this year, including 43% who say they are Very Likely to do so. Thirty-four percent (34%) are unlikely to buy the tasty treats, with 14% who are Not At All Likely to buy any. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
After all, 74% of Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Girl Scout cookies, while 20% view them unfavorably. This includes 32% with a Very Favorable view of the cookies the scouts have been selling as a fundraiser for 80 years and just six percent (6%) with a Very Unfavorable view.
Asked their favorite type of Girl Scout cookie, 26% pick Thin Mints, while 19% opt for Samoas instead. The others trail in terms of popularity - Do-si-dos (6%), Trefoils (5%), Tagalongs (4%) and Lemon Chalet Cremes (1%). Two percent (2%) prefer one of the other types of cookie the Girl Scouts have available. Thirty-two percent (32%) say they don't eat the cookies at all.
The survey of 1,000 American Adults were conducted on February 1-2, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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