Overall Survey Results:


Survey to Own Your Life


1Required In which state or province do you reside?
 
AnswerNumber of
Responses
State/Province
(US/Canada)
713

   
2Required Please describe your domestic status.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Married
   
625 87.2%
Single, divorced
   
60 8.3%
Single, never married
   
25 3.4%
Living with a life partner
   
6 <1%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
3Required How long have you had that domestic status?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 5 years
   
135 18.8%
5 - 10 years
   
275 38.4%
11 - 15 years
   
137 19.1%
16 - 20 years
   
92 12.8%
20+ years
   
77 10.7%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
4Required Which category best describes your annual income?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Under $50,000
   
162 22.6%
$50,001 - $75,000
   
110 15.3%
$75,001 - $100,000
   
133 18.5%
$100,001 - $125,000
   
101 14.1%
$125,001 - $150,000
   
58 8.1%
$150,001 - $175,000
   
46 6.4%
$175,001 - $200,000
   
35 4.8%
$200,001 - $225,000
   
21 2.9%
$225,001 - $250,000
   
16 2.2%
$250,001 +
   
34 4.7%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
5Required Approximately what percentage of your total family income comes from your work?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 10%
   
214 29.8%
11 - 20%
   
56 7.8%
21 - 30%
   
72 10.0%
31 - 40%
   
68 9.4%
41 - 50%
   
79 11.0%
51 - 60%
   
53 7.4%
61 - 70%
   
39 5.4%
71 - 80%
   
24 3.3%
81 - 90%
   
18 2.5%
91 - 100%
   
93 12.9%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
6Required Are you a mother or guardian?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
683 95.3%
No
   
33 4.6%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
7Required How many children do you have and what are their ages?
 
 1 = 0 , 2 = 1 , 3 = 2 , 4 = 3 , 5 = 4 , 6 = 5 , 7 = 6+
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Total number of children
   
532 2.9
Number of children under age 1
   
258 1.4
Number of children ages 1-3
   
385 1.8
Number of children ages 4-6
   
367 1.8
Number of children ages 7-9
   
308 1.7
Number of children ages 10-12
   
279 1.6
Number of children ages 13-15
   
250 1.4
Number of children ages 16-18
   
229 1.3
Number of children over age 18
   
230 1.4
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
8Required Do you have any children with special needs? If yes, please explain.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
72 10.0%
No
   
611 85.3%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%

9Required How old were you when you first became a mother?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Age 16 - 19
   
15 2.0%
Age 20 - 25
   
60 8.3%
Age 25 - 30
   
182 25.4%
Age 30 - 35
   
276 38.5%
Age 35 - 40
   
128 17.8%
Age 40+
   
22 3.0%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%
10Required If you have a spouse or life partner, what percentage of the child care responsibilities would you say he/she handles?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
0 - 25%
   
283 39.5%
25 - 50%
   
264 36.8%
50 - 75%
   
78 10.8%
75 - 100%
   
1 <1%
N/A
   
57 7.9%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%
11Required If you are currently working, what arrangements do you have to handle your children's needs when you are at work? Please check all that apply.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not currently in the workforce
   
177 25.0%
Day care
   
175 24.7%
Live in nanny
   
3 <1%
Nanny during work hours
   
59 8.3%
After school programs
   
113 15.9%
Kids are old enough to stay home alone
   
80 11.3%
Other
   
186 26.3%
 Totals707100%
12Required How do you think the fact that you are a mother impacts your effectiveness at work? Please explain.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Makes you more effective
   
303 42.3%
Makes you less effective
   
120 16.7%
Has no impact
   
150 20.9%
N/A - Not in the workforce
   
110 15.3%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%

13What advice would you give to working mothers?
 
 Number of
Responses
  485
14Required Do you ever wish you were...
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not a mother
   
10 1.3%
Not working outside the home
   
246 34.3%
Neither
   
317 44.2%
Both
   
4 <1%
All of the above at different times
   
106 14.8%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%

15Required How do you rate yourself as a mother? Why?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Excellent
   
204 28.4%
Good
   
326 45.5%
Well intentioned, but not always the kind of mother you want to be
   
152 21.2%
Not very good
   
1 <1%
No Responses
   
334.6%
 Totals716100%

16Required How do you think your life will change when your children grow up and move out on their own?
 
 1 = 1 - Completely unchanged , 2 = 2 , 3 = 3 - Somewhat changed , 4 = 4 , 5 = 5 - Extremely changed
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
   
683 4.1
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
17Required Please describe your current employment situation.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not currently employed
   
52 7.2%
Not currently employed - currently looking or plan to look in the next year
   
181 25.2%
Currently employed
   
483 67.4%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%
18Required Which of the following categories best describes the industry you work in?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Automotive
   
1 <1%
Advertising
   
23 3.2%
Consulting Services
   
72 10.0%
Education
   
47 6.5%
Entertainment
   
14 1.9%
Financial Services
   
83 11.5%
Government Services
   
14 1.9%
Healthcare
   
28 3.9%
Human Resources
   
60 8.3%
Information Technology
   
44 6.1%
Marketing/Sales
   
86 12.0%
Non-Profit
   
25 3.4%
Pharmaceuticals
   
10 1.3%
Public Relations
   
19 2.6%
Technical Services
   
3 <1%
Travel
   
4 <1%
Other
   
131 18.2%
No Responses
   
527.2%
 Totals716100%
19Required How long have you been working at this or any other job?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 1 year
   
78 10.8%
1 - 3 years
   
118 16.4%
4 - 6 years
   
84 11.7%
7 - 9 years
   
55 7.6%
10 - 12 years
   
95 13.2%
13 - 15 years
   
52 7.2%
15 years +
   
182 25.4%
No Responses
   
527.2%
 Totals716100%
20Required Why do you work? Please rank the potential reasons below in order of importance to you.
 
 1 = Not at all imporant , 2 = Somewhat not important , 3 = Somewhat important , 4 = Important , 5 = Extremely important
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
To fulfill your sense of purpose
   
651 3.6
For the money
   
659 4.3
To get insurance benefits for you and your children
   
632 2.9
For personal satisfaction
   
650 3.8
For intellectual stimulation
   
652 3.9
To get out of the house
   
635 2.7
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


21Required If you could make one change about your work environment, what would it be?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Increase your salary
   
269 37.5%
Increase flexibility in your work schedule
   
188 26.2%
Reduce the number of hours you work
   
105 14.6%
Reduce the amount of travel required
   
13 1.8%
Other
   
89 12.4%
No Responses
   
527.2%
 Totals716100%
22Required Which would you rather have? Why?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Unlimited time
   
209 29.1%
Unlimited energy
   
262 36.5%
Unlimited money
   
245 34.2%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals716100%

23Who are your role models and why?
 
 Number of
Responses
  503
24Required How does your life today compare with what you dreamed of as a child?
 
 1 = 1 - Not at all similar , 2 = 2 , 3 = 3 - Somewhat similar , 4 = 4 , 5 = 5 - Exactly similar
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
   
716 2.4
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
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