The survey is ever more becoming akin to a bad soap opera.
The best, such as those from organisations of repute like the CBI, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and others, are excellent pointers to the state of the nation's economy or how well or badly a sector is doing.
But at the other end of the scale there are surveys which look as if they have been conducted by two children standing on a seaside promenade for half an hour.
And a Bank Holiday brings out some of the most bizarre.
My favourite from yesterday's bin jobs was the one claiming that office workers displayed animal instincts to determine how popular or successful they were, ranging from "calm koalas" to " ambitious hyenas".
What? A survey of 1,500 employees by recruitment firm Office Angels decided that most displayed certain animal behaviour that helped shape their careers.
For example, someone with the same characteristics as a lemur would achieve promotion more rapidly than their colleagues because they were well liked, ambitious and energetic.
Office veterans were likened to elephants, able to produce solid, high quality work, but against changes in the way they worked.
Sounds like me! At least Paul Jacobs, managing director of Office Angels, was in generous mood. He noted: "A team with a cocktail of characteristics is the most productive within an office.
"In varied teams, people are able to learn from each others strengths and weaknesses, whether it be confidence, reliability or expertise."
Phew. Maybe I'll last another week after all.
Then you have the "straight plug" survey...like this one:
'Dreary workplaces and bland meeting rooms are preventing firms holding " creative brainstorming" sessions, a new report claims.'
Thank goodness for that. Don't you just dread "creative brainstorming" sessions? They only exist because the marketing director or the human resources department have to justify their existence.
Nothing good ever comes out of them.
Anyway, this survey of 100 businesses across the UK found that four out of five held brainstorming activities only twice a year, "even though managers believed they were valuable".
Well, they would say that, wouldn't they.
And who has produced this snapshot in time?