A massive 1,278,791 people from around the world have responded to that cute student survey that went viral last month — and their answers have taught us some valuable things about favorite foods and the popularity of Pokémon.
The quiz, which was put online by Kara Porter from North Vermillion Elementary School in Cayuga, Indiana, was designed to help second grade students learn about graphs. Each kid submitted one question for the survey and the topics were predictably adorable.
Now, several weeks later, the school has revealed the answers to the kids' burning questions.
The seemingly random assortment of questions about everything from marital status to culinary preferences went up online in mid March. But the online survey, which was designed to gather data points to graph, quickly spread way beyond friends and family.
Once the survey made it onto the school's Facebook page it moved way beyond the school community. Like way beyond. To the point where Google Docs was so overloaded you had to wait to take the survey.
Here are the kind of questions the curious second-graders were asking:
Image: google doc/screengrab
With the results out this week we finally got definitive answers to all the questions, such as "Do you like ice cream?" (everyone but 47,470 creamy dessert haters said yes) and "Which state do you like more?" The two options were Illinois or Indiana; Illinois was the clear winner.
Another big winner: consonant-starting names. More than 1 million people had names that start with a letter that isn't a vowel. What a question. Lego was also very popular, with more than 1.1 million respondents answering yes to "Do you like Legos?"
The full results are on the school's Facebook page:
The school teachers shared their appreciation as they posted the results, saying, "A 'BIG' thank you to everyone who participated! We never anticipated this type of response, but are so appreciative!!!!"
No, Mrs. Porter's class — thank you! We've learned so much.