This looks interesting but demonstrates how surveys and polls are so unreliable and misleading.
First, I lived in Southern California for over 30 years and everyone I knew called it Coke. I was the odd ball who called it soda/cola and that's because I was tired of hearing the server say "is Pepsi okay?" (I didn't care)
Second, while 120,464 respondents sounds impressive and a good size sampling, that means there are on average around 40 respondents per county. That's hardly a suitable number when you have counties with populations in the 2-3 MILLION range.
So before you go quoting that study, check to see what their data is based on and if you could stand behind those numbers.
Words: Robert Robinson, 1758; appeared in his A Collection of Hymns Used by the Church of Christ in Angel Alley, Bishopgate, 1759.
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.
Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.
Our neighbor recently took a couple of short trips and thought it would be a good idea for someone to get her mail and newspaper while she was away. Luckily for Corbin, she thought he was just the man for the job. Lucky because this was a paying gig.
So after earning a small fortune (in child dollars) he used that money to purchase a much loved Lego style train from the California Railroad Museum. And when I say Lego style, I mean Lego bricks without the Lego branding. All of the pieces are available from Lego so much so that I could probably build a replica from pieces we already own.
Based on his satisfaction, I looked online for more figuring I could get a better price online than at the gift shop but after shipping the price is about the same. In fact, online is slightly more but not everyone lives near the Train Museum.