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Hypothetical situation: you invite several neighbours for a barbecue, albeit giving them short notice. One turns up, the others neither apologise or turn up. Bad manners?

Very
13(27.7%)
A bit
18(38.3%)
Not really
10(21.3%)
Not at all
1(2.1%)
Other, so I'll comment!
5(10.6%)

Hypothetical situation: a friend intimates that he'll invite you next weekend to do something, and you leave the weekend free. Friend says nothing and does not invite you. Bad manners?

Very
14(29.8%)
A bit
22(46.8%)
Not really
8(17.0%)
Not at all
0(0.0%)
Other, so I'll comment!
3(6.4%)

Irrespective of how long you've been with your significant other, hypothetical or not, should you say "please" and "thanks" or does it go without saying?

You should still say all the time
28(58.3%)
You should say some of the time
19(39.6%)
Not really any need to say
0(0.0%)
No need at all
0(0.0%)
Other, so I'll comment!
1(2.1%)

Would you say manners have improved or declined over the last 20 years?

Improved lots
1(2.2%)
Improved a bit
4(8.7%)
Declined a bit
18(39.1%)
Declined lots
20(43.5%)
Other, so I'll comment!
3(6.5%)

If you said manners have declined, why do you think this is?

Breakdown of the modern family, or something
6(15.8%)
Decline in social cohesion, or something
14(36.8%)
The Internet!
3(7.9%)
Decline in understanding
2(5.3%)
Hoodies!
3(7.9%)
I have absolutely no idea
6(15.8%)
Other, so I'll comment! (Apologies, the pollster didn't have any good ideas)
4(10.5%)

Generally speaking, how would you rate your manners? 1 = non-existent. 10 = full on.

Mean: 7.45 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.20
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(2.1%)
5
2(4.3%)
6
7(14.9%)
7
9(19.1%)
8
23(48.9%)
9
3(6.4%)
10
2(4.3%)

Generally speaking, how would you rate the manners of others? (Same scale as before)

Mean: 5.24 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.49
1
1(2.2%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
4(8.9%)
4
8(17.8%)
5
13(28.9%)
6
11(24.4%)
7
4(8.9%)
8
4(8.9%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Generally speaking, how important an emphasis does your culture place on manners? 1 = none. 10 = lots.

Mean: 6.28 Median: 6 Std. Dev 1.75
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(2.2%)
3
2(4.3%)
4
2(4.3%)
5
10(21.7%)
6
13(28.3%)
7
6(13.0%)
8
7(15.2%)
9
3(6.5%)
10
2(4.3%)

Did you make it this far?

Yes, phew that was a long poll!
6(12.8%)
Yes, easy peasy
28(59.6%)
No, no I didn't
4(8.5%)
Tickybox!
8(17.0%)
I'm shedding your chains of convention and posting a comment
1(2.1%)

What poll question would you ask about manners?


Caveat: If you find this poll making you upset or otherwise heated, you're taking it too seriously.
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