What do People Do for Their Moms on Mothers Day?

By Max Candocia

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May 13, 2018


Last Updated 05/13/2018

What do people do for their moms on Mother's Day? With some responses from a small survey, I got a rough idea of what activities are popular.

Respondents were asked what gifts and activities they gave and did during Mother's Day, both as a child and as an adult. For those whose mothers are no longer living, the activities they did in the past are used.

The sample size is kind of low, and the demographics aren't completely unbiased, so this is a less serious post than usual.

Activities and Gifts for Mother's Day as Child and as Adult

plot of chunk activities

Unweighted Responses

The above graph used weights so that the influence each demographic had on the percentages was roughly equal to the corresponding demographic size of the US population. Below is the graph of the unweighted results. The main difference is that flowers are a bit overrepresented in the unweighted sample.

plot of chunk unweighted

Demographics

I used Facebook and Reddit for responses, and the age groups are a bit biased, especially for the 55-64 female group (from Facebook advertising). I would normally dive deeper into the results, but the sample size is fairly small for this much variation, so I will just leave this here for reference and keep this post simple.

plot of chunk demographics

Thanks

Thank you to all mothers who love their children, and have a happy Mother's Day.

Code

GitHub link: https://github.com/mcandocia/MothersDaySurveyAnalysis


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