Results for - The R.M.S. Titanic survey

90 voters participated in this survey
The 'RMS' in the ship's name stands for:

1. The 'RMS' in the ship's name stands for:

I don't know
44%
40 votes
Railway Mail Service
8%
7 votes
Royal Meteorological Society
8%
7 votes
Roads and Maritime Services
10%
9 votes
Royal Mail Steamer
30%
27 votes

2. There have been many nautical disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life - why does the Titanic story resonate?

It was avoidable (calm seas, good weather)
26%
23 votes
There were so many extremely wealthy and well known people on board
28%
25 votes
It was a symbol of how unfair the class system was
17%
15 votes
It was so unexpected (The ship was supposed to be 'unsinkable')
70%
63 votes
They keep making films about it
17%
15 votes
There were a lot of rich English and American people on board
19%
17 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
2 votes

3. Why, allegedly, were there not sufficient life-boats for all the passengers?

Only first class ticket holders were eligible for a life-boat place
11%
10 votes
It was felt that having all the life-boats fitted made the ship 'look bad'
17%
15 votes
It was felt to be unsinkable, so there was no need for life-boats
70%
63 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
2 votes

4. Which of the following films about the disaster is the best?

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
8%
7 votes
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
17%
15 votes
Titanic (1997)
72%
65 votes
A Night to Remember (1958)
11%
10 votes

5. Do you think there is too much media coverage of the centenary of the disaster?

Yes
50%
45 votes
No
50%
45 votes
04/23/2012 News 90 0 By: Turtle65

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