Rock & Gem
ROCK & GEM READER SURVEY
We want to know about you! Please take a moment to ll out our survey questions below or online. Every survey completed online by 10/1/22 or postmarked by 10/1/22 and received by 10/8/22 will be entered to win a $100 Visa gi card!
What is your age?
☐ Under 18 Years ☐ 18 – 20 Years ☐ 21-34 Years ☐ 35-44 years ☐ 45-54 Years ☐ 55 or Over
What is the highest level of education you have completed? ☐ High School/GED ☐ Associate/Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
Do you own or rent your home? ☐ Own ☐ Rent
What was your combined household pre-tax income in 2021?
☐ Under 25,000 ☐ 25,000 – 34,999
☐ 35,000 – 49,999 ☐ 50,000 to 74,999 ☐ 75,000 – 99,999 ☐ 100,000 or Higher
Are you married or single? ☐ Married ☐ Single
Do you have children that live at home?
If so, what are their ages? ☐ Yes ☐ No _________
How long have you been interested in this hobby? ☐ 2 years ☐ 5 years ☐ 10 years ☐ 11 years or more
Do you purchase or dig your specimens? ☐ Dig ☐ Purchase
What rock-related activities do you enjoy most? ☐ Rock Collecting ☐ Fossil Collecting ☐ Artifact Collecting ☐ Beach Collecting ☐ Cabochon Making ☐ Jewelry Making ☐ Rock Tumbling
What outdoor activities do you like?
☐ Watersports ☐ Hiking ☐ Biking ☐ Birdwatching ☐ Gardening ☐ Other _______________________
Do you dig, purchase, make or sell rocks or rock-related merchandise such as jewelry, cabochons or specimens?
If yes, please tell us what you sell
☐ Yes ☐ No_______________________________
How do you generally get information about Rock & Gem?
☐ Print Magazine ☐ Emails from the magazine ☐ Website ☐ Other
Which sections of the magazine interest you most? ☐ Earth Science News ☐ Feature Stories
☐ What to Cut ☐ Bench Tips ☐ R&G Kids
☐ Field Guide ☐ Fossil Finds ☐ Rock Science ☐ Show Dates ☐ On the Rocks ☐ Parting Shot
What topics would you like us to focus on more? ________________________________________
How do you prefer to read Rock & Gem magazine? ☐ In Print ☐ Online ☐ Both
Have you ever visited or made a purchase from a company advertising in this publication?
☐ Yes ☐ No
Does your rock-related travel involve the following? Please check all that apply.
☐ Shows and Events ☐ Paid Dig/Collecting Sites ☐ Casual Collecting (Beaches, etc.) ☐ National/State Parks ☐ Museums/Exhibits
For rock-related travel, where do you nd lodging? Please check all that apply.
☐ Hotel/Resort ☐ Campground ☐ Bed & Breakfast ☐ Rental Home
Do you belong to a rock club? ☐ Yes ☐ No
Do you follow us on social media? ☐ Yes ☐ No
If so, what platforms do you use? ________________________________________
Does your home décor express your hobby/passion? If yes, please tell us how. ________________________________________
Reader Survey, Sweepstakes, O cial Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.
Entries must be postmarked by 10/1/22 and received by 10/8/22 to be eligible for the drawing. Void where prohibited by law.
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