Mini Poll: Beauty Contests Contested


Do you think beauty is relative?


Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

 


Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?


Yes:
 14%
No:
 86%

 


Have you ever attended a beauty pageant?


Yes:
 27%
No:
 73%

 


Would you let your daughter watch a beauty pageant?


Yes:
 40%
Yes, if I had a daughter:
 38%
No:
 21%

 


Do you think beauty pageants, in general, exploit their participants?


Yes:
 38%
Some do, some don't:
 50%
No:
 12%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 36%
Some do, some don't:
 51%
No:
 13%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 40%
Some do, some don't:
 50%
No:
 11%

 


Which of the following statements comes closest to your own general view about adult beauty pageants?


If someone wants to participate, it is up to him/her:
 74%
Pageants focus too much on appearance:
 20%
Pageants offer opportunities for their participants:
 7%

 


Do you feel differently about men's beauty pageants than you do women's beauty pageants?


Yes:
 25%
No, like them both:
 25%
No, dislike them both:
 50%

 


Do you think children's beauty contests are, in general, a good idea?


Yes:
 9%
No:
 91%

 


Do you think there should be minimum age limits for participants in beauty pageants?


Yes:
 82%
No:
 18%

 


Is Miss America a role model?


Yes:
 17%
No:
 48%
No, but she used to be:
 36%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 21%
No:
 50%
No, but she used to be:
 29%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 12%
No:
 45%
No, but she used to be:
 43%

 


Should the Miss America pageant drop the swimsuit competition?


Yes:
 43%
No:
 57%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 26%
No:
 74%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 63%
No:
 37%

 


Would you put your winning of a major beauty pageant on your resume and on your Facebook profile?


Yes:
 22%
Yes to FB, no to resume:
 19%
Yes to resume, no to FB:
 13%
No:
 45%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 25%
Yes to FB, no to resume:
 17%
Yes to resume, no to FB:
 12%
No:
 46%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 19%
Yes to FB, no to resume:
 21%
Yes to resume, no to FB:
 15%
No:
 45%

 


Which of the following would be your pageant talent, if you entered?


Playing a musical intrument:
 21%
Singing:
 13%
Dancing:
 8%
Whistling:
 4%
Acting:
 12%
Acrobatics, gymnastics:
 3%
Magic:
 5%
Doing square roots in my head:
 34%

 


Which of the following beauty pageant interview questions would you answer the best?


What famous person does your personality most parallel?:
 4%
What quality do you like most about yourself and why?:
 4%
What is the biggest challenge to young people today?:
 11%
What is the one feature you'd change about yourself and why?:
 2%
Which celebrity would you invite to a dinner party and why?:
 11%
Do you think professional athletes are overpaid?:
 8%
What is your definition of success?:
 18%
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?:
 12%
What bothers you most about what is happening in your country today?:
 24%
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you chose and why?:
 4%

 


Which of the following is the best beauty contest movie?


Miss Firecracker:
 5%
Happy, Texas:
 3%
Miss Congeniality:
 33%
The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania:
 3%
Best in Show:
 18%
Little Miss Sunshine:
 33%
Drop Dead Gorgeous:
 6%

 


Are you:


Male:
 52%
Female:
 48%

 


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