Why I Always Ask Metal Detecting Permission in Person

When we ask permission to access private property, what impacts whether people will say yes or no?  We must understand the motivations and habits of information consumers.   So I read a lot of research like this about how people behave.  When it crossed my desk recently and I immediately thought about how it applies directly to our hobby and getting permissions. Well worth absorbing when you are thinking of asking to hunt a new place:

“….Given the choice, 84% of Americans would rather have a conversation in person than on the phone, according to an August 2012 survey results from Ipsos. Compared to the results across 25 markets, in which an average of 81% preferred to talk in person….

83% of Americans under 35 would choose to talk in person rather than on the phone, a figure that dips to 81% among the 35-49 set, and rises significantly to 86% among those aged 50 to 64. And Americans with a low household income show above-average preference for the phone (21%) compared to those with medium and high household income (both 16%)……

There is a surprising gap between less-educated and highly-educated Americans. While 86% of those with low education prefer in-person conversation, just 78% of highly-educated Americans indicate the same….”

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