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Great news: Mothers Day polling improves

posted at 11:34 am on May 12, 2013 by

Yes, yes, but what are the sample splits? Just kidding!  Rasmussen has good news for moms today — expect a call or visit from 95% of your kids:

Most mothers should expect a visit or a phone call today, even though Mother’s Day has slipped in importance in recent years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 64% of American Adults whose mothers are still alive will visit them for Mother’s Day. Another 31% plan on calling their mothers in honor of the day. Just four percent (4%) with living mothers plan on doing neither of those things.

Maybe it’s a little churlish to point this out, though:

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans believe being a mother is the most important job for a woman in today’s world, showing no change from last year but down from previous years. Twenty-four percent (24%) say being a mother is not a woman’s most important job, while another 17% are undecided. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of women say being a mother is not the most important role for a woman in today’s world, a view shared by 20% of men.

By comparison, 71% of all adults believe being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world.

It’s good to see a renewed focus on the need for fathers who take the job seriously.  Today, though, their job is to wait on wives hand and foot, find brunch lines that aren’t too long, and quit griping about honey-do lists for a day.

Just don’t send this post to my wife, please.

Happy Mothers Day to all our Hot Air moms!

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Thanks Ed for the post on Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all here on HA.

letget on May 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Happy Mother’s Day, ladies. Enjoy the day! You’ve earned it.

Ted Torgerson on May 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM

If people really think that parenting is a man’s number on job, can we stop the cottage industry of making fathers and men, in general, out to be idiots in the media/culture?

Cindy Munford on May 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Grand-Moms and Great Grand-Moms!

To the poll: A quick note on the disparity between mothers/fathers. Without mothers, there would be no fathers (and vice-versa.) I think the disparity has a lot to do with the fluck movement.

jersey taxpayer on May 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Is it still true that the most long-distance phone calls are made on Mother’s Day and the most collect phone calls are made on Father’s Day?

No Truce With Kings on May 12, 2013 at 3:45 PM

The 4% must be Planned Parenthood.

kemojr on May 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM