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These are the actresses whom Americans want to see as their movie mothers

May 10, 2019

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, OnePoll has fielded a survey on behalf of Groupon—asking 2,000 Americans whom they think would best represent their mother on the big screen. And the top choice is Meryl Streep, an actress who has portrayed mothers in many of her most popular movies, from Kramer Vs. Kramer to Sophie’s Choice to Heartburn to Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, reports SWNS Digital.

The full top 10 list of actresses and celebrities whom we like to see as moms goes as follows:

  1. Meryl Streep
  2. Sally Field
  3. Julia Roberts
  4. Jennifer Lopez
  5. Angelina Jolie
  6. Oprah Winfrey
  7. Jennifer Anniston
  8. Michelle Obama
  9. Melissa McCarthy
  10. Queen Latifah

Results also revealed what people know most — and least— about their mothers’ life stories.

It turns out, Americans are confident that  they know where their mom grew up (74%), where she went to high school or college (60%), the street she grew up on (50%), her first job (49%), and her genealogy/ancestry (48%).

When it comes to what Americans know least about their mom’s past, it’s the more subtle things such as how many pets she had as a kid, former partner(s), her favorite subject in school, her hobbies as a kid, and what she wanted to be when she grew up.

While 89% of those surveyed said they know a great deal about their mom’s life, that doesn’t mean they aren’t eager to learn more. Fully 72% of respondents revealed they want to know even more than they already do about their mom.

“Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to not only celebrate what your mom has done for you, but what she’s done throughout her entire life,” said Groupon President of North America Aaron Cooper, adding,  “While most of us feel like we know everything we possibly can about our mom, these results show that there’s a strong appetite to learn even more about her life story and the passions that drive her interests.”

In addition, fewer than half of survey respondents knew their mom’s favorite food (45% ), flower (37%), song (30%), movie (29%), clothing store (28%), travel destination (23%), actor/actress (21%), or alcoholic drink (21%).

But that doesn’t mean Americans don’t have opinions about what they think their mom was like before they were born. Nearly one-quarter (24% think their mom had better style when she was their age.

And when it comes to the character traits that people reportedly got from their mom, compassion topped the list—with nearly half (49%) admitting to getting this quality from their mom.

Other character traits that people think they got from their mom include sensitivity (44%), work ethic (40%), sense of humor (37%) and good looks (35%).

Research contact: @Groupon

Sibling rivalry still rules on Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018

Mom always liked you best.” If you are old enough, you may recall the catch phrase of The Smothers Brothers, a comedy team who created a wildly popular television show and several chart-topping albums in the 1960s.

Tom’s plaintive remark—always directed at Dick—still resonates today among siblings, as Mother’s Day approaches.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you are planning to give your Mom something special this year, you probably will want to check in with your siblings first, to see what type of gift they already have wrapped and ready.

It turns out that two-thirds (66%) of Americans touch base with their siblings to see what they are getting for Mom, based on findings of a poll of 2,000 U.S. adults sponsored by Groupon and conducted on their behalf by OnePoll.

However, be careful what you share, because sibling rivalry is at play: Fully 55% will try to get a better present, just to one-up you, according to coverage of this vital issues by SWNS Digital on May 9.

Even when it comes to writing Mom’s card, 30% of grown (and supposedly mature) children will consider what their siblings write in their cards to ensure that they aren’t upstaged in the sentimentality department.

And they are keeping it short and sweet when it comes to what they write: The average American will write 43 words (about two sentences) in a Mother’s Day card.

The study also found that where you fall in terms of sibling order plays a role in how you approach Mother’s Day.

While the average person spends $75, the data showed that it’s the middle child who ends up spending the most on Mom.

Finally, no matter your approach to Mother’s Day, one thing was universal, based on the results: We are really grateful for everything that Mom has done.

Putting food on the table was the number one thing that Americans were most grateful for when it came to their mothers, followed by teaching respect for others, helping to learn manners, showing them how to be kind, doing laundry and exhibiting generosity.

Research contact: jack.peat@swns.com

Anonymous survey finds Netflix pays more than other tech companies

December 5, 2017

Recently, Blind—the anonymous chat app that is being used surreptitiously by thousands of employees nationwide—asked followers who work at tech companies a sensitive question, Business Insider reports: Do you think you are paid fairly?

The answers, from over 4,000 respondents, were somewhat unexpected. For example, the tech workers who are happiest with their compensation are not employed at tech giants Google or Facebook; they are at Netflix, followed by Dropbox, NerdWallet, Twitch and Snapchat.

Conversely, based on the survey findings, the employees who are least happy with their earnings work at Walmart Labs. And 40% or more of employees polled at PayPal, Spotify and Twitter said they weren’t happy with their remuneration, either. In fact, 49% of all respondents were not satisfied with their salaries; leaving 51% who were.

As  to which companies had the most employees in this poll who were dreaming of leaving for the day and not returning? Groupon, HPE and Oracle each came in at around 90%.

Among the ten hottest tech companies today, Microsoft has the least loyal employees in this survey—with about 75% of its staff who responded that they are looking to leave.

Amazon also scored at the top of corporations that were not good at retaining staff, with about 60% of the company’s respondents on their way out the door.

Finally, it is little surprise that the most steadfast employees worked at Netflix, where respondents said they were happiest with their pay.

Research contact: blindapp@teamblind.com