Mini Poll: Mother's Day, 3 Reminders


Overall, do you think motherhood today is more demanding or less demanding than it was for the previous generation?

More demanding:
 54%
Less demanding:
 13%
About the same:
 33%

Do you agree or disagree with the statement "in general, it is better for a child if one of the parents stays home full-time"?

Agree:
 58%
Disagree:
 42%

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

Strict:
 39%
Nurturing:
 61%

For the early years of your own childhood, was your mother a full-time stay-at-home mom?

Yes:
 76%
No:
 24%

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

Mother Teresa:
 16%
Mother Jones:
 11%
Mother Goose:
 12%
Mother Hubbard:
 7%
Mother Earth:
 13%
Mother Bear:
 27%
Mom's Deli, 4412 Jamieson:
 15%

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

Kindness:
 26%
Neatness:
 10%
Shopping savvy:
 3%
Stylishness:
 3%
Intelligence:
 16%
Wanderlust:
 4%
Curiosity:
 6%
Guile:
 1%
Athleticism:
 1%
Frugality:
 11%
Argumentativeness:
 11%
Humor:
 8%

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":
 22%
"If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well":
 18%
"Big decisions make themselves":
 3%
"Call if you’re going to be late":
 22%
"You get out of life what you put in":
 17%
"There’s nothing more important than your health":
 7%
That thing about the cow, the milk, and marriage:
 10%

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

"Wear clean undewear in case you're in an accident":
 9%
"Don't spit in the wind":
 4%
"It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as a poor one:
 18%
"Get a good education":
 21%
"Don't wear white after Labor Day":
 4%
"Looks don't matter as much as the heart":
 13%
"Practice":
 31%

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

Michelle Obama, FLOTUS:
 29%
Pamela Bryant, Kobe's mom, who wants to auction his memorabilia to pay for a new home:
 1%
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of bombing suspects Tarlan and Dzhokhar:
 1%
Mama June, mother of reality show star Honey Boo Boo:
 2%
Moms Demand Action, a non-partisan grassroots group asking for changes to gun laws:
 18%
I didn’t pay attention to any of them:
 50%

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

Princess Blanche, the mother of Louis IX:
 5%
Marie Therese Chouteau, runaway wife and early political force in St. Louis:
 23%
Susan Blow, St. Louis founder of the first successful kindergarten in the US:
 23%
Marge Imo, the pioneer of pizza delivery in St. Louis:
 4%
Sister Mary Irene O’Hara, first president of Fontbonne:
 4%
Annie Malone, businesswoman and St. Louis philanthropist:
 13%
Frankie M. Freeman, civil rights pioneer and St. Louis attorney:
 15%
Mildred Drewes, the original carhop at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard:
 12%

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

Flowers/plant:
 37%
Candy:
 4%
A card:
 11%
A meal out:
 26%
Breakfast in bed:
 3%
Money:
 3%
Alcohol:
 2%
A hug:
 5%
Nothing (paging Dr. Freud):
 10%

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