About Rudly Raphael

Rudly Raphael is president of qSample – a Chicago based research firm that specializes in developing and managing specialty panels and research communities.

The Man Who Predicted the Internet and Today’s Media Landscape


It is a rare occurrence when an academic reaches widespread fame beyond their specialties, such as in the case of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, or Joseph Campbell. It is almost unheard of for such a figure to be essentially prophetic when it comes to cultural and market shifts in society. That individual would be […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] State of the College Student

State of the College Student Infographic

Infographics change the way analytics are communicated, and qSample is onboard.  The trendy offspring of the old school PowerpPoint image – infographics are the new way to share data and transform it into information by using clever and engaging visuals.   An Infographic has an eye-catching and relevant visual coupled with the numbers being conveyed in […]

College Students Worried About Debt


With college costs skyrocketing, a new survey conducted by CampusUniverse shows that 62% of students surveyed have student loans or aid to repay in some form.  The survey was conducted between October 18-23rd, with a sample size of 500 respondents. This year, in the United States, outstanding student loan debt will reach $1 trillion dollars. […]

Wine Continues to Gain Strength with U.S. Consumers


The holidays mean parties, presents and pressure. There is traditionally a marked spike in wine purchases during this time of year. With the holidays fast approaching, qSample has collected valuable insight into consumer buying habits concerning wine. The survey was deployed to our wine enthusiast panel – YourWineOpinion.com.  Not only does the festive holiday season […]

Online Poll: Debate Has Little Impact on Florida Voters

Rudly Raphael

Only two percent of survey participants believe the October 22 showdown changed how they will vote on November 6th, according to a survey conducted with Florida Voter’s Voice, an online research panel of likely voters developed and managed by qSample. This unique survey was deployed immediately after the debate and indicates the state’s voters are […]