SOURCE: BIGresearch

October 02, 2007 09:00 ET

BIGresearch's American Pulse™ Survey: Parents Know Their Children Best

Over Half Would Help Someone Being Attacked / Even More Feel They Could Survive Being Stranded in the Wilderness

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - It can be debated whether Mother or Father knows best, but according to the latest BIGresearch American Pulse™ Survey of 4,043 respondents, they both know their children better than daycare, babysitters and relatives.

Who knows your kids best?

                       All 18+    Male    Female    18-34    35-54     55+
                       -------    ----    ------    -----    -----     ---
You                     68.9%     44.5%   92.0%     62.2%    72.5%    71.2%
Your spouse/partner     29.0%     53.4%    5.9%     35.0%    26.2%    26.3%
Other relative           1.6%      1.3%    1.8%      1.6%     1.1%     2.1%
Your daycare/            0.6%      0.8%    0.4%      1.1%     0.2%     0.4%

Other key findings:

--  50.9% would stop and help someone being attacked... 27.1% say it
    depends on if a weapon was involved. 20.2% wouldn't stop, but would call
    for help.
--  The majority of Americans appear to be good candidates for Survivor as
    65% say they could survive being stranded in the wilderness for three
    days... 26.3% aren't so sure.
--  46.5% aren't bothered when they are without their cell phone. However,
    the same is not true of 18-34 year olds... 25.7% are anxious and
    disconnected; 24.1% can only be without it for a limited amount of time.
--  Over one-third prefer to checkout with a cashier when shopping. 17.6%
    opt for the self-service line.

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BIGresearch's American Pulse™ Survey is collected online every month exclusively utilizing Survey Sampling International's (SSI) U.S. panel covering topics such as politics, religion, pop culture and the economy.

About BIGresearch

BIGresearch is a consumer intelligence firm providing insights of consumer behavior in areas of products and services, retail, financial services, automotive, and media. In addition to their American Pulse Survey, BIGresearch conducts the Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey (CIA) and the Simultaneous Media Survey (SIMM). More information is available at

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