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2003 ARCHIVED POLLS

Dec 18, 2003 to Jan 4, 2004
As for holiday gift giving, I'm in favor of...
Both store bought and hand/artist made gifts 42.2%
Bah Humbug. I like to give gifts, but not when told to! 19.9%
Giving hand/artist made gifts 11.4%
Giving bought gifts sparingly 11.1%
The 'Buy Nothing' concept 6.6%
Going all out with bought gift giving 5.0%
'White Elephant' gift exchanges 3.7%

Total votes: 377



Nov 24 to Dec 8, 2003
If the dates of Burning Man were to change in the future, which would you prefer?
No, keep it on Labor Day! 40.5%
One to two weeks earlier, to avoid holidays and school conflicts. 35.1%
Moved to early to mid-August, since August is otherwise empty. 24.3%

Total votes: 2428



Oct 31 to Nov 21, 2003
Trance music on the playa: what's your take?
I go to those camps once in a while 37.9%
BEATS BEATS BEATS! I dance 24-7! 34.2%
Ugh! Makes me wish I had no ears 14.6%
Don't like it, but don't hate it either 12.0%
No opinion 1.4%

Total votes: 1101



Oct 12 to 27, 2003

Decompression happens in the bay area and regionally. Why do you go?
The influence of Burning Man has changed my life 47.4%
I've never attended any Decompression events 28.4%
I love the art and costumes 11.2%
Hoping to run into friends I've met 11.2%
I'm a party hound 1.7%

Total votes: 232



Sept 26 to Oct 13, 2003
Love on the playa. Romance! or romance? Did you come to the playa...
Single, and are still single 36.3%
With my significant other, and we're still together 25.4%
Single, but started something new and special 16.6%
With someone important, and we survived the ups and downs of the playa 9.8%
With my significant other, we “polyamorized” together 9.1%
With my significant other, and the relationship busted up 2.8%

Total votes: 968



Sept 10 to 25, 2003
How was your Burning Man 2003 experience?
Great 37.1%
Best ever 25.1%
Not the best ever, but close 18.2%
Might take next year off 11.7%
I'm burned out 3.7%
Never coming again 1.5%
Left early 1.5%
Horrible 1.2%

Total votes: 1098



Sept 3 to 10, 2003
Which Burning Man art theme have you enjoyed most?
2002 - The Floating World 42.6%
2003 - Beyond Belief 29.8%
2000 - The Body 11.6%
2001 - The Seven Ages 8.0%
1999 - The Wheel of Time 5.2%
1998 - The Nebulous Entity 2.8%

Total votes: 423



Aug 11 to 25, 2003
How many years have you attended Burning Man?
I know the ropes (2-3 yrs) 43.0%
I've pounded a lot of rebar (4-5 yrs) 25.7%
I'm an old timer (6-8 yrs) 14.9%
This is my first year! 13.5%
I am one with the playa (9+ yrs) 2.8%

Total votes: 1071



July 30 to Aug 13, 2003

When will you arrive on the playa?
Pre-event. We've got special contstruction to do. 33.8%
Monday - Tuesday 27.2%
12:01 am, Monday morning! 18.8%
Wed - Thursday 16.6%
Friday - damn my job! 3.0%
Saturday - I'm only into the burn. 0.5%

Total votes: 728




July 10 to July 31, 2003

When do you begin planning for Burning Man?
Been thinking about it since I drove off the playa in 2002! 50.5%
January, when tickets were announced. 16.9%
We started our planning in July. 13.7%
I'll get it together in August. 10.2%
May, when camp and art registration began. 8.7%

Total votes: 679




June 24 to July 15, 2003
What do you think of Burningman.com's new look?
Wow! Love the flames. 38.7%
It helps get me excited for this year. 30.7%
I'd liked it better before. 15.7%
It's a website alright (yawn). 9.3%
Looks like a Harley Davidson homage. 5.7%

Total votes: 760