Results for - Gum Wall

1,929 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you like to chew gum?

Yes
30%
571 votes
Sometimes
29%
568 votes
Rarely
17%
327 votes
No
21%
397 votes
Not Applicable
3%
66 votes
Have you heard of the

2. Have you heard of the "gum wall" in Seattle?

Yes
25%
476 votes
No
68%
1,317 votes
Undecided
2%
46 votes
Not Applicable
5%
90 votes
For 20 years, people have been sticking their gum to the walls of an alley by Seattle's Pike Place Market. Known as the

3. For 20 years, people have been sticking their gum to the walls of an alley by Seattle's Pike Place Market. Known as the "gum wall," the sticky landmark has become a popular attraction to visitors and locals. Would you like to visit this wall?

Yes
12%
233 votes
No
72%
1,388 votes
Undecided
10%
187 votes
Not Applicable
6%
121 votes
Besides gum, people leave pictures, business cards and other mementos. Some pieces of gum were shaped into hearts and messages. Tourist Katri Mattsson said the gum wall was

4. Besides gum, people leave pictures, business cards and other mementos. Some pieces of gum were shaped into hearts and messages. Tourist Katri Mattsson said the gum wall was "pretty gross," but also "in way very impressive." Do you find this gross or impressive?

Gross
52%
1,000 votes
Impressive
5%
97 votes
A Little of Both
29%
550 votes
Undecided
5%
106 votes
Not Applicable
9%
176 votes
Officials say it is time for a cleanup and Pike Place Market announced this week it will take down the estimated 1 million pieces of gum off the walls of Post Alley. The market has hired a contractor that will use steam to melt off the gum, beginning Nov. 10. Pressure washing damages the historic building too much. Do you think people will go back to sticking gum on the wall again?

5. Officials say it is time for a cleanup and Pike Place Market announced this week it will take down the estimated 1 million pieces of gum off the walls of Post Alley. The market has hired a contractor that will use steam to melt off the gum, beginning Nov. 10. Pressure washing damages the historic building too much. Do you think people will go back to sticking gum on the wall again?

Yes
60%
1,158 votes
No
9%
176 votes
Undecided
19%
376 votes
Not Applicable
11%
219 votes
11/08/2015 Living 1929 37 By: sarahzahm

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