83% Don't Know What 'Jumped the Shark' Means

And 43% want Hillary for VP
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2011 2:39 PM CDT

The latest 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers readers a new batch of quirky questions, including whether they’re familiar with the Happy Days-inspired phrase “jumped the shark.” Some 83% of respondents didn’t know it meant a show was past its prime. Among other interesting stats:

  • If Joe Biden weren’t running for vice president, 43% would pick Hillary Clinton to take his place.
  • After you’ve downed a coffee at Starbucks, 32% believe you should be allowed to use the WiFi as long as you want.

  • If the US Postal Service reduces mail delivery, 68% would be OK with getting mail five days a week.
  • Contrary to popular belief, people definitely still read: 68% have read a book in the past month. Under-30somethings are particularly avid readers, with 76% having perused a volume recently.
  • If we could rehire a former president to take over today, 36% would choose Ronald Reagan. Runner-up: Franklin Roosevelt, with 29%.
(More Happy Days stories.)

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