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The short weekly studies provide us with a great understanding of how our members feel about the various internet issues and trends. Studies are conducted on line, taking a random sample of about 1000 members, who are also encouraged to submit additional comments.

Click any of the Studies listed below to view summary results and a selection of participant comments.


Study Title Conducted Participants
  Q170039. Waiting... Oct 06 to Oct 14, 2017 1000
  Q170038. Live Entertainment Sep 29 to Oct 07, 2017 1001
  Q170037. Advertising Sep 22 to Sep 30, 2017 1000
  Q170036. What Sells? Sep 15 to Sep 24, 2017 1001
  Q170035. Home Pages Sep 08 to Sep 17, 2017 1001
  Q170034. Is Secure? Sep 01 to Sep 10, 2017 1000

Study Q170030. Menu Options
Question -
There has been a great deal of controversy recently about the optimal length of menus on web pages.

Some people argue that shorter menus with few general options, are better because they are easier to scan. Others argue that longer menus are better because they include more options and therefore allow for a more accurate selection.

In general terms, what do you think is the optimal size of a menu?

Responses -
ID Response %
1 5 or less items 24.3
2 6 or 7 items 41.3
3 8 or 9 items 16.9
4 10 or more 15.5
9 Other 2.1
  Total % 100.0

Participant Comments (randomly selected) -
ID Comment Member From Sex Age
3870304its really goodswapnaIndiaF32
3870828more options caters to more people. shorter menu for fast food restaurantsJovinaMalaysiaF24
3870526Menus should be medium.longer menus means more confussion, whereas shorter menus mean inadequate optional.rahaviIndiaM37
3869778less Menus means less confusion.NOORPakistanM23
3870109yeah! shorter menus are good to scan and easy to find cause they contains few options. but they will miss most specific information's that we might need. so i prefer long menus which is better than short. longer contains most of all of the data and information's. and yes, it will allow us to select accurately..PembeIndiaM23
3869933Dependent on what is the theme of the restaurant and what they intend to serve. A broad-based theme can allow a wide selection of choices. A specialised theme should warrant at most 5 or 6 items.SeanSingaporeM20
3869339Entiendo que mientras mas artÝculos tenga el men˙ es mas conveniente ya que brinda la rapidez de encontrar lo mas apropiado o lo mas buscado por las personasJenniePuerto RicoF30
3870704from my point of view as system ingeniering student; this is the better option, no more, no less.of course, thats depending in what is used for!wanderDominican RepublicM26
38701946 or 7 items are enough only if they are fully specified and will redirect you corectly to anything you are seaeching forHristinaBulgariaF24
3870928i like have more options to chooseLim SanjayaIndonesiaM32
3869322Longers menus are betterAdemolaNigeriaM20
3870922A long menu is fine if the menu is structured, with each main item showing a sublist beneath it. In this case, the main list and sublists should each be no more than about 7 items long.ShirleyUnited StatesF55
3870363Eu particularmente prefiro os menus mais curtos.josÚ geraldoBrazilM35
3870297The easiest way to navigate a website is trough a short and simple menu with subcategories.ViktorBulgariaM24
3869936Less is always better. Too much does not keep you interested.AliciaTrinidad and TobagoF50
3870120Must show broad contentjohnUnited StatesM31

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