Thursday, July 12, 2007

Public Chooses 7 Wonders

A poll on the seven wonders of the world was conducted via the internet and cell phone text messages, bringing in 100 million votes. The article in The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights the 7 winners as:

  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Roman Colosseum, Italy
  • The Taj Mahal, India
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Statue of Christ Reedemer, Brazil
  • Petra in Jordan
  • Chichen Itzen Pyramid, Mexico

The 21 runners-up included:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Easter Island
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Acropolis
  • Cambodia's Angkor
  • Spain's Alhambra
  • Turkey's Hagia Sophia
  • Japan's Kiyomizu Temple
  • Russia's Kremlin and
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Britain's Stonehenge
  • Mali's Timbuktu
  • Sydney Austraila's Opera House

Organizers of the poll admit there was no way to stop people from voting more than once. Nearly 200 nominations came in from around the world.

Surveys and polls are convenient ways to gather insights into public opinion--something everyone who is building a stronger business wants to do.

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