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Jan 30, 2018, 00:01 ET Paris Continues its Reign as Highest-Rated City - GfK Data

NUREMBERG, Germany, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Sydney knocks New York off 3rd place, while Melbourne jumps from 9th to 7th Tokyo records greatest score gain of all 50 cities The latest Anholt-GfK City...


Nov 22, 2017, 08:00 ET Less Than Half say 'Children' are Part of the Good Life; Less Than a Quarter say 'College Education' - GfK survey

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - When it comes to the factors that make up 'the good life', the top three most popular items selected by people internationally are good health, financial...


Nov 16, 2017, 00:01 ET Germany Reclaims top "Nation Brand" Ranking, With USA Dropping to Sixth Place, in Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index 2017

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - - France leaps to second place for first time, while UK regains ground to remain third and Japan enters top five - USA is only country showing overall...


Oct 25, 2017, 08:00 ET Low-Sugar and GMO-Free are Top Factors When Deciding What to Eat or Drink, Show GfK Data

Factors rated "very" or "extremely" important by consumers NUREMBERG, Germany, Oct. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Nearly half of consumers report that "low sugar or sugar-free" and "free from GMO ingredients" are ...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Spending Time With Family/Pets as Popular as Healthy Eating and Exercise to Maintain 'Physical Health', Shows GfK Data

One in three now include "take a break from technology" in their health routine. NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - When it comes to which activities people do regularly to maintain their...


Aug 25, 2017, 08:00 ET Nearly 1 in 3 People do Gardening or Yard Work Daily or Weekly, While 1 in 4 Never Garden, According to New GfK Data

NUREMBERG, Germany, Aug. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Garden centers should target people in their thirties and households with children under 12 years old, according to GfK Nearly a third of the online...


Jul 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Latin Americans, Italians and Chinese Most Frequently Entertain Guests at Home, Out of 17 nations, According to GfK Survey

NUREMBERG, Germany, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ - On average, a quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly, and a further third entertain monthly. Less than one in ten people say ...


Jun 29, 2017, 08:00 ET Teenagers and Higher-Income Households Most Likely to Struggle with Technology Addiction, Shows GfK Survey

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - One in three people find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who...


Jun 02, 2017, 08:00 ET MMS and GfK Close-in on Total Video Ratings Currency in Sweden

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - One of the leading TV media currencies worldwide, MMS - which measures the moving image in Sweden - has released its digital ad ratings service. The service...


May 25, 2017, 09:15 ET GfK Survey Reveals Opportunities for Brands that can Give Back Time or Experiences to Consumers

Internationally, three times more people firmly agree than disagree in wanting more time over more money Even among people with low income, twice as many firmly agree than disagree For those aged...


Apr 27, 2017, 04:30 ET Almost Twice as Many People Prefer Relaxing Vacations to Active Ones, Shows GfK Survey

NUREMBURG, Germany, April 27, 2017 Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one Brazil, South Korea and Japan lead for favoring relaxing...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:30 ET 60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]

China has highest percentage of "every day" book readers Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books Women are more likely to be avid book readers than...


Feb 24, 2017, 00:01 ET Latest Driver Technology is 'Very Important' to 1 in 3 People Across 17 Countries (GfK Study)

NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Independent global researcher, GfK, has released findings showing which vehicle features, from a given list, people see as being 'very important' in a...


Jan 27, 2017, 08:30 ET GfK Study Shows More People Firmly Agree with Sharing Personal Data in Return for Rewards, than Firmly Disagree

Those aged 30-40 are most likely to share data for rewards China, Mexico and Russia lead for people willing to share data Germany, France and Brazil have the most people not willing to share data...


Nov 30, 2016, 04:00 ET GfK - Generosity lives: Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month

Mexico, USA and Netherlands lead for populations who help others a minimum of once a month Men slightly ahead of women overall 20-29 year olds lead across age groups NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 30, 2016 ...


Oct 28, 2016, 01:00 ET Eyesight and Memory Loss are Leading Concerns Around Aging

Internationally, the top five physical conditions that people worry most about having, either now or as they age, are eyesight getting poorer, not being as mentally alert, lacking energy, having...


Sep 29, 2016, 04:00 ET A Third of People Track Their Health or Fitness. Who Are They and Why Are They Doing it?

NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - A recent international GfK survey, conducted online in 16 countries, shows one in three people (33 percent) currently monitor or track their health or...


Sep 02, 2016, 07:42 ET Home Improvement: Women Aspire to Better Décor; Men to Better Size and Layout

- International findings show top five countries most interested in each area of home improvement NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - When it comes to what aspect of their home people would...


Aug 19, 2016, 00:01 ET Emerging Markets Power Smartphone Sales

New connected consumers in emerging markets, especially rural China, continued to drive smartphone growth in 2Q16 Resilient mid- to high-end sales drive GfK to upgrade its 2016 smartphone market...


Jul 21, 2016, 04:00 ET One in Three 'Always Concerned' About Their Safety and Security

In Brazil and Turkey that rises to over a half Sweden, Germany and Netherlands lead for feeling safe Women not always more safety concerned than men NUREMBERG, Germany, July 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Close to ...


Jun 22, 2016, 05:00 ET "Always reachable" Mindset is Above 40 Percent, led by Russia, China and Turkey

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Internationally, 42 percent of the online connected population agree firmly[1] with the statement "To me, it is important to always be reachable wherever I...


May 24, 2016, 04:00 ET Pet-owners Dominate in Latin America, Russia and USA

Over half of people internationally have at least one pet Argentina, Mexico and Brazil have highest percentage of pet-owners, followed by Russia and USA Asians are least likely to own a pet...


May 19, 2016, 00:01 ET Global Smartphone Sales Growth Driven by China

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Low-end smartphones continue to drive market volume growth Increases in average selling price partially offset volume decline in the saturated Western Europe...


May 10, 2016, 04:00 ET Hong Kong, North America and UAE Are World's Most "Connected" Populations

Hong Kong and North America have the world's most highly connected consumers - but people in the United Arab Emirates are closing in fast. The new GfK Connected Consumer Index is a ranking of 78...


May 05, 2016, 05:00 ET Channel Collision: Drivers of Online and In-store Shopping Are Not as Sharply Divided as you Think

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Traditionally, the primary drivers for online shopping are seen as being consumers' desire for better price, time saving and choice, in particular access to...