Los Angeles Times 'Places to Visit' Survey
Which region do you live in?
The Los Angeles area
Southern California (excluding the L.A. area)
California (excluding Southern California)
Outside of California
Which of these services do you use to help find places to visit (i.e. shops, restaurants, or travel destinations) near where you live? Please mark all that apply.
Google Maps or Apple Maps
Discover Los Angeles
Local news (L.A. Times, LAist, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.)
Web video shows (on YouTube, etc.)
Cable channels (Food Network, etc.)
Influencers or public figures
Choose the top three reasons you use the services above.
Habit: this is my go-to service
Brand: I trust this service
Breadth of information
Quality of content
Quality of photos
Trust in the reviews from experts
Unbiased reviews from customers
Curation of content
Easy to search
Easy to filter to find what I want
When deciding between two places or restaurants to visit, which of the following would be most likely to affect your decision? Choose one.
A detailed, helpful review
The place is recommended by many people or on many websites
Having other places nearby that you also want to visit
What sort of information do you find most helpful in selecting a place? Select up to three.
Reviews by other people who have visited that place
Social media presence
The place is near where I live or where I’m going
Would you be willing to participate in a 30-minute follow-up interview about your answers to this survey?
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