Your Views in the News

We asked and Maru Voice UK members answered! Here are some highlights from recent surveys:


Blog: 3 Easy Tips for Saving Money

May 18, 2021 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -We all know that saving money is easier said than done, but the right tips and tricks can simplify the process. We’ve put together 3 easy strategies that you can start using right now to kickstart your savings and help you feel better about your finances...

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Blog: Are Online Focus Groups Worth Your Time?

Apr 13, 2021 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- Online focus groups are a type of qualitative research in which you connect online with a moderator and other participants to share your opinions and perspectives on a certain topic. The moderator will direct the conversation to gain a solid understanding of the group’s opinions, feelings, and behaviours...

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Blog: The Ins and Outs of Sweepstakes Draws

Mar 16, 2021 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- In addition to earning points for completing our surveys, did you know you’re also entered into our Sweepstakes draws? Maru Voice UK runs Sweepstakes draws as an opportunity for our members to receive additional rewards. Here’s what you need to know...

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Blog: Everything You Need to Know About In-Home User Testing (Product Testing)

Feb 12, 2021 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- In-Home User Testing (IHUT) or Product Testing is a type of market research where consumers (you) are sent an item or product to test in your home. You are then asked a series of questions about the product to provide your feedback...

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Blog: How Much Money Can You Earn Taking Online Surveys?

Jan 21, 2021 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- How much do online surveys actually pay? The short answer: it depends. There are various factors that drive how much a survey or research activity will pay, including length, effort required, and the type of activity you’re participating in. Let’s dive deeper into some of these factors...

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Half of people hope to return to the concert hall by spring – survey

Jan 5, 2021 /Yahoo! Sport/ - One in two people said they hope to return to the concert hall before the spring, according to a survey from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). But 48% felt it would be at least six months to a year before they would feel comfortable going to a concert again...

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Blog: 4 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Dec 22, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- With in-person shopping being harder than ever this year and shipping delays slowing down online orders, you may feel like you’ve completely run out of time to finish your holiday shopping. We’ve put together some ideas for the last minute shoppers who need a gift instantly. Happy shopping!...

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Blog: 5 Exercises to Try at Your Desk

Nov 17, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- Sitting at a desk all day can be hard on our bodies. Even with a comfortable chair and ergonomic set up, aches and pains can appear throughout the day. In addition to taking breaks to get up and move around, there are many easy stretches and exercises you can do right at your desk to help stay comfortable...

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Blog: Is a Survey Panel Right For You?

Oct 13, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- Maru Voice UK is professional market research and part of a business with clients who rely on us to deliver insights, so of course recruiting people to take our surveys is important – this is true of all survey companies/websites and research panels...

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Study finds orchestral music during lockdown improved mental health

Oct 8, 2020 /Rhinegold/ - To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has released findings from recent research into music and mental health. The findings reveal that seven in 10 (71%) people who listened to orchestral music during home isolation cited tangible and lasting positive impacts on their mood and wellbeing...

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Blog: Too Much Screen Time? 3 Easy Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain

Sept 15, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ --In 2020, a lot of us have experienced the world through screens. Sometimes staring at a screen all day is unavoidable, and unfortunately over time it can do some serious damage to our eyes. Here are some tips for avoiding eye strain when you have to look at screens for long periods...

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Maru launches Instant Qualitative Platform bringing expert moderation, digital methodologies and cutting-edge AI analysis tools into one integrated solution

LONDON, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maru Group (Maru), the global technology-enabled market research and customer insights company, has today announced the launch of an Instant Qualitative Environment, bringing together digital qualitative methodologies, expert moderation and AI-powered analysis tools. Researchers and marketers can, for the first time, create qualitative projects in a matter of minutes with the direct support and guidance from world-leading qualitative experts.

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Two-thirds say taxes should rise to fund NHS since outbreak of COVID-19

Aug 22, 2020 /Health Insurance and Protection/ - The majority of taxpayers in the UK would be willing to pay more tax to provide more funds for the NHS since the outbreak of COVID-19, a poll shows. Almost two-thirds (63%) of people would be happy to pay more tax to fund healthcare in the UK, rising to 71% of people aged over 50, the research shows...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Digital Tools for Online Learning

Aug 18, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ --What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Survey shows public sees value of technology in public sector modernisation

Aug 4, 2020 /UK Authority/ - Published by software company Thoughtworks, it covered a representative sample of 2,041 adults and showed that 63% cited tech and data factors required by the public sector to modernise. In addition, 18% believed the public sector would specifically need to address issues on out-of-date technology and legacy IT...

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Third of Brits expect to speak to GP online in post-coronavirus world

Jul 30, 2020 /Health Insurance and Protection/ - Almost a third of British people expect to speak to their GP mostly online in the future. A nationally representative sample of over 2,000 people, when asked how the public services will have changed by the year 2030, almost a third (30%) expected they would speak with their GP predominantly online...

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Blog: Too Many Emails? 3 Tips for Organizing Your Inbox

Jul 20, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ --You’ve likely thought at one point or another, “I get too many emails.” Good news! There are steps you can take to fix that problem. Read on for 3 helpful tips to start organizing your Inbox. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Survey Troubleshooting: Technical Problems vs. Content Problems

Jun 16, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- We try to ensure that our surveys are high quality and error-free before we send them out to our members. However, from time to time, a survey may contain a problem that our team wasn’t aware of. If you encounter a problem in one of our surveys, the first step is to determine if it’s technical or content-related...

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Classical music boosts mental health and wellbeing in isolation, study finds

May 20, 2020 /Classic FM/ - Classical music boosts mental health and wellbeing in isolation, a new study has revealed. Asked about their home listening habits, three in 10 people (35 percent) said listening to orchestral music helps them to relax and feel calm during coronavirus lockdown...

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Blog: All You Need to Know About Rewards

May 18, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about points and rewards. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Should a Big Brand Re-Brand?

April 14, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Loyalty penalty drives up car insurance costs by £1.2bn a YEAR: Five ways to stop the auto-renewal trap that millions fall into

Apr. 7, 2020 /This is Money/ - Some 4.7million drivers have insurance policies that automatically renewed, with many now asking legal steps to be taken to stop the practice, according to Go Compare Car Insurance...

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Blog: What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say on a Survey

March 16, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- We’ve all been there. You’re invited to a new survey, you’re excited to share your opinions and earn points, but then you read a question and your mind goes blank. Continue reading to learn more...

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Study says 83 percent of Brits under 25 engage with orchestral music

Feb. 18, 2020 /Classic FM/ - A new study has found that half of young people in the UK are listening to orchestral music, suggesting that more people are encountering symphonic music through the rise of gaming and digital platforms...

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Any threat to BBC’s culture role would be a concern, says orchestra boss

Feb. 18, 2020 /Belfast Telegraph/ - The broadcaster is currently under pressure from the Government, which is reported to be considering replacing the TV licence fee with a subscription model...

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Blog: Is It Déjà Vu or Is It a Tracking Study?

February 14, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- Sometimes you may feel like you're being asked similar questions that you've already answered in previous surveys, or it may even feel like you’re repeating an entire survey over again. Continue reading to learn more...

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LARGEST UK CANNABIS SURVEY SUGGESTS 1.4M PATIENTS SELF-MEDICATE

Jan 13, 2020 /Grizzle/ -- A survey has suggested that 1.4 million Brits are using cannabis sourced on the illicit market to treat various health conditions. The Centre for Medical Cannabis commissioned pollsters at YouGov to survey 10,602 adults on their medical conditions and marijuana use, making it the largest of its kind...

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Blog: For Fact or Fun: Research Questions vs. Engagement Questions

January 17, 2020 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- Have you noticed that we share individual questions on our website homepage and on our social media channels? These are called engagement questions, and they differ from traditional research questions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: 3 Questions About Online Surveys (Answered by an Online Research Company)

December 17, 2019 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about taking online surveys. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: How to be the Best Survey Taker (and Earn the Most Rewards!)

November 21, 2019 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- When completing online surveys, you should always take it seriously and give your best effort – not only because it’s the right thing to do (your insights influence important business decisions!) but also because you’ll have a better chance at earning more rewards if you’re a quality survey taker...

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Blog: What to Look For in a Survey Site

Oct 30, 2019 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- How can you tell if a survey site is trustworthy and reputable before you sign up? There’s certain information you should keep in mind when researching whether or not a survey panel is right for you. Before giving your information to a survey site, ask yourself the following questions: ...

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Your Opinion in Action: Building a Better Loyalty Program

Sep 16, 2019 /Maru Voice UK Blog/ -- What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. ...

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