The Premise App - Crowdsourced Opinion P Hyattsville
The Premise App - Crowdsourced Opinion Polls
It's remembered when companies, organizations and educational institutions had to hit the streets in large organized groups of polltakers with their clipboards in tow or advertise through various channels (especially the local news outlets) to get respondents for surveys. Another sourcing method was to call individual households and take the data by phone. The firm carrying out most of those inquiries was Arbitron. (It was an icon of the 80s and headquartered in Laurel, Maryland in its own office building on Marshall Avenue. It was a big deal to find them there after moving to town in '84.)
Another phenomenon in and around that time (ending in the early 90s or so) were Mall Surveys in which representatives (usually with Heakin Research) would acost shoppers to ask their opinions. Sometimes they were interested in furnishing them, sometimes they weren't. Nearly all surveys were to be unpaid for the subjects of them, and virtually all involved the tedious written questionnaire form for one of or both the involved parties to fill.
Some families were fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in the Nielsen ratings (which still occurs). The primary goal of the system then and now was / is to accurately determine the TV viewing habits and preferences of the American audience... and it pays its users as it always has.
A popular but still little-known source of both public opinion and compensation for submissions from the citizenry is Premise. The market research firm who developed the app has a large volume of nationally and internationally-based clients and provides virtually endless opportunities to net nominal but spendable amounts of cash for answering brief queries and doing small, ordinary on-site tasks that require no skill or major effort. And most of the assigments offered can be carried out anywhere at anytime - day or night.
It is hard to believe, but the fact remains that Premise has become a favored tool of local governments and political parties to gauge the attitudes and observe the lifestyles of their constituents. This is what its website says:
EARN MONEY BY EXPLORING YOUR CITY
Premise helps humanitarian aid organizations, governments and for-profit companies answer crucial questions. By completing tasks, you can help these groups understand how many health clinics are in a city, infrastructural improvements needed or the price of certain products in stores.
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Users can tell by the content and / or tone of the questions asked that they are coming from the goverment. (It was almost certain that a few seen were coming from the Trump Administration.) Personal use of the app allowed addressing a number of issues from immigration to COVID-19; and enough money was made in a couple of days of spotting certain businesses and monuments to fuel the car and / or buy a few groceries. The app was an unexpected Godsend.
It seems that in this time of COVID-19 related lay-offs and school closings that it would do the public some good to use its spare hours on Premise. It might promise a few better days.
Download from Google Play Store Here -
Or for iPhones Here -
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