Tonight, in Australia, is Census night. That night where we all have to fill in forms and several hundred people put Jedi Knight as their religion. I know this sounds crazy but I love the Census. I love the feeling that I am giving my input into the future of our country. I even enjoy filling out all the forms.
I also enjoy doing phone surveys (providing they are not trying to sell me something). I love that my opinion matters and that I get to influence all sorts of things. I have given my opinion on plain packaging for cigarettes (I’ m in favour), who I would vote for (several times), what issues influence my vote, what toothpaste I purchase and why, how often I eat chocolate (too often). No survey is too mundane for me to have a thought about.
P.S. If you are into twitter the census twitter feed is hilarious… see @Census2011