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fiwen1010 wrote in tw_tourists
This is the first survey.

ETA: Where there's a scale for ranking, 1 is least important and 10 is most important. Thanks to those who pointed this out to me.


Poll #1811296 Torchwood Tourism Research
This poll is closed.

Have you visited Cardiff because of Torchwood?

Yes
50(54.3%)
No
42(45.7%)

Do you want to visit Cardiff beacuse of Torchwood?

Yes
78(87.6%)
No
11(12.4%)

How important is Torchwood to your desire to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 7.63 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.12
1
3(3.3%)
2
3(3.3%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(1.1%)
5
3(3.3%)
6
7(7.6%)
7
18(19.6%)
8
24(26.1%)
9
16(17.4%)
10
17(18.5%)

How much does the desire for escape motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 6.07 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.71
1
7(7.7%)
2
8(8.8%)
3
5(5.5%)
4
3(3.3%)
5
11(12.1%)
6
13(14.3%)
7
9(9.9%)
8
18(19.8%)
9
8(8.8%)
10
9(9.9%)

How much does the desire for relaxation motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 5.78 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.59
1
9(9.8%)
2
5(5.4%)
3
8(8.7%)
4
2(2.2%)
5
13(14.1%)
6
15(16.3%)
7
11(12.0%)
8
18(19.6%)
9
5(5.4%)
10
6(6.5%)

How much does the desire for play motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 5.74 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.69
1
7(7.8%)
2
5(5.6%)
3
10(11.1%)
4
9(10.0%)
5
11(12.2%)
6
9(10.0%)
7
12(13.3%)
8
11(12.2%)
9
7(7.8%)
10
9(10.0%)

How much does the desire for social interaction motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 5.40 Median: 5 Std. Dev 3.08
1
13(14.4%)
2
11(12.2%)
3
5(5.6%)
4
9(10.0%)
5
10(11.1%)
6
4(4.4%)
7
7(7.8%)
8
12(13.3%)
9
9(10.0%)
10
10(11.1%)

How much does the desire to strengthen family bonds motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 2.12 Median: 1 Std. Dev 2.04
1
61(67.8%)
2
6(6.7%)
3
6(6.7%)
4
3(3.3%)
5
7(7.8%)
6
2(2.2%)
7
3(3.3%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(2.2%)

How much does the desire for social prestige motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 2.42 Median: 1 Std. Dev 2.20
1
53(58.9%)
2
9(10.0%)
3
7(7.8%)
4
3(3.3%)
5
8(8.9%)
6
4(4.4%)
7
1(1.1%)
8
2(2.2%)
9
3(3.3%)
10
0(0.0%)

How much does the desire for an educational opportunity motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 3.90 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.93
1
33(37.1%)
2
9(10.1%)
3
5(5.6%)
4
5(5.6%)
5
7(7.9%)
6
8(9.0%)
7
8(9.0%)
8
6(6.7%)
9
6(6.7%)
10
2(2.2%)

How much does the desire for self-fulfillment motivcate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 6.32 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.86
1
11(12.1%)
2
2(2.2%)
3
5(5.5%)
4
6(6.6%)
5
8(8.8%)
6
7(7.7%)
7
14(15.4%)
8
11(12.1%)
9
17(18.7%)
10
10(11.0%)

How much does the desire to fulfill a wish motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 7.30 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.32
1
2(2.2%)
2
4(4.5%)
3
1(1.1%)
4
1(1.1%)
5
10(11.2%)
6
11(12.4%)
7
15(16.9%)
8
12(13.5%)
9
14(15.7%)
10
19(21.3%)

How much does the desire for shopping motivate you to visit Cardiff?

Mean: 4.32 Median: 4.5 Std. Dev 2.65
1
20(21.7%)
2
13(14.1%)
3
7(7.6%)
4
6(6.5%)
5
13(14.1%)
6
9(9.8%)
7
12(13.0%)
8
7(7.6%)
9
3(3.3%)
10
2(2.2%)


If you can, please use the comments to explain a little of your reasons for your answers. Detailed poll results are only available to me.


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Nice icon XD

Welcome to the poll. Don't feel shy, we're all friends here.

Fanfiction is a great introduction to the wider area. I hope you get to come over here and see stuff. What's on your list, from stuff you've read?

I've read so much fic. I hope I don't sound like some sort of crazy stalker when I say that I recognize most of the usernames commenting here mostly because I've read that much fic.

One fic I read a while ago mentioned that Myfanwy had become ill and flown off to die, landing at a small castle in the country. It had a link to a tourist website highlighting medieval and neolithic sites throughout the UK so I browsed through the Wales section. I would love to visit the neolithic sites. In America, we don't really have anything really old like that as most of our man made historical sites are only a few hundred years old and we pretty much destroyed anything native.

I read another fic that incorporated a waterfall into the story and had a link to a picture of Scwd yr Eira waterfall in the Brecon Beacons (Countrycide episode not withstanding) I decided I really wanted to see some of the waterfalls as well. I went to college at Cornell University which is in upstate NY in a little town called Ithaca. The area is filled with deep gorges and beautiful waterfalls. It's stunningly beautiful and I've loved that sort of landscape ever since.

One of my favorite ways to find out about a culture is their food so the idea of Welsh cuisine is interesting to me. And there is quite a bit of fic out there either centered around or involving food. I read a fic just last night that mentioned a restaurant in Cardiff called The Armless Dragon that serves contemporary Welsh cuisine. I'd really like to try dishes that are specifically Welsh. I often apologize for being the typical ignorant American and I really didn't have any idea until a few years ago that Wales was its own country until, oddly enough, I found a Welsh language copy of a Harry Potter book in a used bookstore.

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