Mini Poll: All Mothers Are Working Mothers

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


Mother Teresa:
 16%
Mother Jones:
 6%
Mother Goose:
 9%
Mother of All Storms:
 15%
Mother Hubbard:
 9%
Mother Earth:
 17%
Mother Bear:
 28%

 


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


Michelle Obama, US First Lady:
 47%
Snooki, Jersey Shore mom-to-be:
 1%
Beyonce, new mom:
 1%
Þóra Arnórsdóttir, Icelandic presidential candidate:
 2%
Patricia Krentcil, the tanning mom:
 0%
Mickie Wood, pageant mom:
 1%
Frigga, mother of Thor:
 2%
I didn’t pay attention to any of them:
 45%

 


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:
 25%
Susan Blow, St. Louis founder of the first successful kindergarten in the US:
 26%
Sister Mary Irene O'Hara, first president of Fontbonne:
 2%
Lil Musial, Mrs. Stan:
 9%
Annie Malone, businesswoman and St. Louis philanthropist:
 13%
Frankie Freeman, civil rights pioneer and St. Louis attorney:
 11%
Mildred Drewes, the original carhop at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard:
 7%
Dana Loesch, conservative commentator and former mom blogger:
 7%

 


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


Flowers:
 33%
Candy:
 4%
A card:
 15%
A meal out:
 29%
A rescued pet:
 2%
Money:
 4%
A hug:
 13%

 


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":
 21%
"Pay small bills quickly":
 2%
"Always look in the mirror before you leave the car":
 3%
"Big decisions make themsevelves":
 2%
"You get out of life what you put in":
 24%
"There's nothing more important than your health":
 11%
That thing about the cow and the milk:
 9%

 


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":
 5%
"Don't spit in the wind":
 8%
"It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as a poor one":
 19%
"Get a good education":
 21%
"Don't wear white after Labor Day":
 4%
"Looks don't matter as much as the heart":
 11%
"Ask":
 32%

 


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


Strict:
 40%
Nurturing:
 60%

 


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


Kindness:
 24%
Neatness:
 6%
Shopping savvy:
 3%
Stylishness:
 2%
Intelligence:
 21%
Wanderlust:
 4%
Curiosity:
 7%
Athleticism:
 1%
Guile:
 4%
Humor:
 9%
Frugality:
 8%
Argumentativeness:
 12%

 


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


Breakfast:
 8%
Lunch:
 1%
Afterschool treats:
 2%
Dinner:
 41%
Bedtime snacks:
 2%
Any major holiday:
 29%
Take-out:
 16%

 


How often do (or did, while she lived) you speak to your Mom on the phone?


Many times a day:
 8%
Once a day:
 14%
A couple of times a week:
 27%
Once a week:
 19%
A couple times a month:
 17%
Once a month:
 5%
Less often:
 5%
Never:
 5%

 


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


Mama's on the Hill on Edwards:
 28%
Mama Josephine's on Shaw:
 12%
Mama Gustos on Ivory:
 1%
Mama Toscano's on Macklind:
 14%
Mom's Deli on Jamieson:
 44%

 


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


Stella Dallas (1937) with Barbara Stanwyck:
 3%
I Remember Mama (1948) with Irene Dunne:
 11%
Psycho (1960) with Anthony Perkins (Sorry about the plot spoiler!):
 6%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) with Angela Lansbury:
 5%
Aliens (1986) with Alien Queen creature and Sigourney Weaver:
 5%
Mr. Mom (1983) with Michael Keaton:
 21%
Terms of Endearment (1983) with Shirley MacLain:
 27%
Mask (1986) with Cher:
 8%
Juno (2007) with Ellen Page and Allison Janney:
 12%
Changeling (2008) with Angelina Jolie:
 3%

 


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


Fatherhood:
 18%
Motherhood:
 54%
Robbing a bank:
 27%

 


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