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3 ways paid surveys embody the American spirit
Queue up Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A" and hoist up that American flag - for anyone who bleeds red, white and blue, you've come to the right place. Paid surveys aren't particularly American in nature. They're used by companies and filled out by users across the world. But there are a few things intrinsically patriotic about these questionnaires.
If that thought hasn't crossed your mind before, consider the facts.
1. Online surveys encourage you to speak freely
There's no more valuable pillar to American citizens than the guarantee of freedom of speech and of expression. It's a belief that has been ingrained in the population ever since the Bill of Rights was penned by James Madison and ratified by the states in 1791.
Online surveys encourage individuals to use that right. Tell big businesses how you feel about their products. Give the consumer who normally goes unspoken for a voice. All they ask for is your opinion, and the only caveat is that you answer honestly, which isn't any less American. From George Washington and the cherry tree to Honest Abe, a sincere perspective has always been an important part of the country's history.
2. Making the best businesses on Earth
The nation is filled with hardworking people devoted to doing the best job they can. That's the attitude that founded some of the greatest companies in America and on the planet. Not surprisingly, it's also the same spirit that spawned paid surveys in the first place.
Businesses need consumer opinions to innovate at the lightning pace necessary to keep those businesses on top. Everything from the Hollywood film industry to tech companies to the auto giants need reliable consumer information to keep customers happy. By supplying that data, you're helping dozens of American businesses stay on the cutting edge.
3. They need perspectives from all types of people
There's something to be said about the diversity of the citizens in the U.S. Some people refer to it as a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. The country was built by people from across the four corners of the globe, and that fact isn't lost today.
Just last year, President Barack Obama described America as "a nation of immigrants," according to the Guardian, explaining that the country was built by strangers with common ideals who came from the Atlantic, the Pacific, across the Rio Grande and beyond.
Paid surveys rely on the same thing - people with various backgrounds, from various places providing their perspectives to make a product or service better. Organizations need views from as many people as possible to make something successful.
It's almost like the democratic process you see every election season. Think of your responses as a vote. Companies tally up the most popular demands, and give the people what they want. What could be more American than that?
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