1997 POAW Survey Results
This was the first survey to be conducted on the web site - prevous surveys had only involved members of the Eternal Mailing List. As a result of being on the web site, the response was overwhelming, and it took me ages to compile the results! Fortunately this won't happen in future, as I have a special program which compiles the results for me.
The numbers in brackets show the position from the previous survey
Question 1 - What are your favourite Eternal songs?
No change at the top as "Just A Step From Heaven" proves itself to be the ultimate Eternal song of all time. It beats "Power Of A Woman" by a comfortable, if not huge, margin.
1. ( 1) Just A Step From Heaven 2. ( 2) Power Of A Woman 3. (=3) Stay 4. ( 5) I Am Blessed 5. ( 8) Oh Baby I... 6. ( 6) Save Our Love 7. (=3) Crazy 8. ( -) Good Thing 9. ( -) Secrets 9. ( -) Someday
Question 2 - What's are your favourite Louise songs?
It was a close call between Naked and Light Of My Life, even though Naked was very new at the time of voting.
1. ( 1) Naked 2. ( -) Undivided Love 3. ( 3) In Walked Love 4. ( 2) Light Of My Life 5. ( -) One Kiss From Heaven 6. ( -) The Best That You Bring 7. ( -) Discussions 8. ( -) I'll Fly Away 9. ( -) Back To Love 10. ( -) Never Too Late
Question 3 - What are your favourite Eternal videos?
It was an incredibly close call between the two leaders, though "Power Of A Woman" holds onto its title as the favourite Eternal video.
1. ( 1) Power Of A Woman 2. ( 2) Just A Step From Heaven 3. (=5) Oh Baby I... 4. ( 3) Stay 5. ( -) Good Thing
Question 4 - What's your favourite Louise video so far?
Once gain, Naked is vastly more popular than its nearest rival.
1. ( 1) Naked 2. ( -) Undivided Love 3. ( -) One Kiss From Heaven 4. ( 3) In Walked Love 5. ( 2) Light Of My Life
Question 5 - Which is your favourite Eternal album?
This was before "Before The Rain" was released.
51% Always & Forever 37% Power Of A Woman
Question 6 - Which (ex-)member of Eternal do you like best overall?
No surprises here - her high profile as a solo singer helps Louise retain her lead as most the popular one.
1. ( 1) Louise 2. ( 3) Easther 3. ( 2) Kéllé 4. ( 4) Vernie
Question 7 - Do you prefer Eternal's new or old image (before Louise left or after)?
A close call, but more people do prefer Eternal's newer image.
44% New image 32% Old image
Question 8 - Which of Eternal & Louise's diverse musical styles do you enjoy the most?
1. Pop 2. R&B 3. Dance 4. Soul 5. Gospel
Question 9 - Which of the following Eternal items do you have? (on any format)
Singles 42% Stay 32% Save Our Love 40% Just A Step From Heaven 34% So Good 41% Oh Baby I... 36% Crazy 52% Power Of A Woman 45% I Am Blessed 42% Good Thing 6% Who Are You 38% Someday 42% Secrets Albums 74% Always & Forever 67% Power Of A Woman Compilations 5% Tapestry Revisited 14% A Platinum Celebration 12% The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Videos 43% Always & Forever 1% Tapestry Revisited
Question 10 - Which of the following Louise items do you have? (on any format)
Singles 49% Light Of My Life 46% In Walked Love 58% Naked 53% Undivided Love 46% One Kiss From Heaven Album 71% Naked
Question 11 - Have you ever seen Eternal or Louise perform live?
Like last year, around one third of you have seen Eternal live (though this was before the current tour).
63% (64%) No 37% (36%) Yes
Question 12 - What is the best Eternal or Louise TV appearance you've seen?
An extremely wide range of performances were cited, here are the most popular programmes to have featured Eternal on occassion:
1. Top Of The Pops 2. Live & Kicking 3. The Brit Awards
Question 13 - Who are your favourite five artists at the moment?
It was a resounding victory for Louise, well ahead of Eternal. And the Spice Girls make an impressive debut.
1. ( 2) Louise 2. ( 1) Eternal 3. ( -) Spice Girls 4. ( 3) Mariah Carey 5. ( -) Toni Braxton 6. ( 4) Oasis 7. ( -) Fugees 8. ( -) Boyzone 9. ( -) Backstreet Boys 10. ( -) Celine Dion
Question 14 - What are your favourite five current songs?
There are no previous positions given because most of these songs weren't around last time.
1. One Kiss From Heaven by Louise 2. Secrets by Eternal 3. 2 become 1 by The Spice Girls 4. Say You'll Be There by The Spice Girls 5. Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton 6. Naked by Louise 7. Breathe by The Prodigy 8. Wannabe by The Spice Girls 9. Don't Let Go (Love) by En Vogue 10. Words by Boyzone
Question 15 - What gender are you?
Only a slight tilt towards a 50:50 balance then...
72% (76%) Male 28% (24%) Female
Question 16 - How old are you?
For some reason the average age has dropped considerably, possibly as more young people have been able to access the Internet.
Youngest: 10 (10) Average: 15 (19) Oldest: 33 (33)
Question 17 - Where do you live?
I'm only including countries with 3% or more. Although half the respondants were from England, the rest were a pretty international bunch, and the web site is accessed from all corners of the globe.
54% (52%) England 4% ( 8%) Scotland 4% ( 4%) USA 3% ( 4%) Australia 3% ( -) Germany 3% ( 4%) Northern Ireland
Question 18 - How long have you been using the Internet?
As the Internet is still growing so fast, most of you have been on for less than a year.
Shortest: 0 mths (1 mth) Average: 11 mths (1 yr, 1 mth) Longest: 10 years (4 yrs)
Question 19 - Which of the following do you have access to?
As time goes by, there's an increasing trend towards people using the WWW but less of the other services the Internet offers.
98% (92%) WWW 46% (52%) Usenet/newsgroups 43% (68%) FTP 32% (52%) Telnet 28% (44%) IRC
Question 20 - Have you ever...
Still only about half of you have found it worth the effort...
52% (52%) Downloaded and played a sound sample from a web site? 40% (40%) Downloaded and played a video/animation from a web site?
Question 21 - Did you find this survey,,,
I suppose it's about right then...
15% (5%) Too long? 77% (86%) About right? 8% (9%) Too short?