Mini Poll: We Have All Had One


Which of the following Famous Mothers has the qualities most like your own mother's?


Mother Teresa:
 18%
Mother Jones:
 12%
Mother Goose:
 11%
Mother Hubbard:
 16%
Mother Earth:
 10%
Mother Bear:
 33%

 


Which of the following Mothers In The News most deserves the attention you gave her over the past year?


Nadya Suleman, octomom:
 1%
Kate Gosselin, plus 8 reality star:
 1%
Michelle Obama, US First Lady:
 55%
Leigh Anne Tuohy, real-life Blind Side mom:
 9%
Sarah Palin, author and former governor:
 10%
Tiffany Owens, a face of healthcare reform:
 1%
I didn't pay attention to any of them:
 24%

 


Which of the following exemplary women would most likely get your vote as the "Mother of St. Louis"?


Marie Therese Chouteau, runaway wife and early political force in St. Louis:
 22%
Susan Blow, St. Louis founder of the first successful kindergarten in the US:
 31%
Sister Mary Irene O'Hara, first president of Fontbonne:
 6%
Annie Malone, businesswoman and St. Louis philanthropist:
 18%
Frankie Freeman, civil rights pioneer and St. Louis attorney:
 11%
Mildred Drewes, the original carhop at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard:
 13%

 


Which of the following is the Mother's Day gift you would most likely choose to give?


Flowers:
 33%
Candy:
 3%
A card:
 11%
A meal out:
 37%
Money:
 3%
A hug:
 12%

 


Which of the following bits of maternal advice would you have been most likely to hear from your mother while you were growing up?


"Stand up straight":
 27%
"If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well":
 24%
"Pay small bills quickly":
 3%
"Big decisions make themselves":
 2%
"You get out of life what you put in":
 27%
"There's nothing more important than your health":
 10%
That thing about the cow and the milk:
 8%

 


To which of the following bits of maternal advice do you wish you'd paid more attention?


"Wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident":
 8%
"Don't spit in the wind":
 8%
"It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as a poor one":
 33%
"Get a good education":
 24%
"Don't wear white after Labor Day":
 5%
"Looks don't matter as much as the heart":
 22%

 


Was your own mother generally a Strict Mother or Nurturing Mother?


Strict:
 41%
Nurturing:
 59%

 


Which of the following traits is the dominant one you probably inherited from your mother?


Kindness:
 25%
Neatness:
 7%
Shopping savvy:
 2%
Stylishness:
 2%
Intelligence:
 17%
Wanderlust:
 2%
Curiosity:
 8%
Athleticism:
 1%
Guile:
 1%
Humor:
 10%
Frugality:
 11%
Argumentativeness:
 13%

 


Which of the following meals would you consider to be your mother's culinary best?


Breakfast:
 17%
Lunch:
 5%
Dinner:
 62%
Take-out:
 16%

 


How often do you speak to your Mom on the phone?


Many times a day:
 5%
Once a day:
 8%
A couple of times a week:
 23%
Once a week:
 15%
A couple of times a month:
 11%
Once a month:
 3%
Less often:
 5%
Never:
 31%

 


Which of the following is the best restaurant in St. Louis named after a Mom?


Mama Campisi's on Edwards:
 40%
Mama Josephine's on Shaw:
 6%
Mama Pho on S. Grand:
 14%
Mama Toscano's on Macklind:
 9%
Mom's Deli on Jamieson:
 25%
Mother's Fish on N. Kingshighway:
 5%

 


Which of following is the best "Mom" movie ever?


Stella Dallas (1937) with Barbara Stanwyck:
 5%
I Remember Mama (1948) with Irene Dunne:
 16%
Psycho (1960) with Anthony Perkins (Sorry about the plot spoiler!):
 5%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) with Claudia McNeil:
 5%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) with Angela Lansbury:
 4%
Alien (1979) with Alien Queen creature:
 2%
Mommie Dearest (1981) with Faye Dunnaway:
 8%
Throw Momma From the Train (1987) with Anne Ramsey:
 7%
Forest Gump (1994) with Sally Field:
 33%
Juno (2007) with Ellen Page and Allison Janney:
 11%
Changeling (2008) with Angelina Jolie:
 4%

 


BONUS QUESTION:
Which of the following experiences is likely to teach the most important lessons to a candidate for political office?


Fatherhood:
 20%
Motherhood:
 58%
Robbing a bank:
 23%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.