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Monday, August 11, 2008

Results of the 'Headphone Ban' Poll...
You may have noticed that this popular poll finished recently. First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who selected an option. With 316 votes, it was certainly the biggest poll ever on this website.

The poll question was "In road races, should headphones be banned?"
As you can see, a slight majority voted Yes but with only a difference of 6 votes out of 316, it was almost a draw. If you take the 'Don't cares' out of it, the result was 51% Yes, 49% No.
Some comments...
1) Now it is important to note that this was an opinion poll, not a vote!! It is up to the race organisers as to whether they want to ban headphones or not. This poll just shows that people are pretty evenly split about the subject.
2) Personally, I voted 'Don't Care'. Except for the start of the race, I never see runners with headphones. I'm not really pushed whether people wear them or not. I would have have thought more people would have voted 'Don't Care' but it seems to be an emotive subject with 87% of people feeling strong enough about it to vote Yes or No.
The debate about the Headphone Ban can be seen here. If you would like to comment on the Pro's or Con's of the ban, click on the Comment link there.

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