At the moment you find out you are to become a mother, your entire world changes. In that instant, you realize that there is something much greater than yourself and you start to factor your child into every decision you make. In the very beginning, moms research the best bottles, the safest car seats and the appropriate amount of tummy time. As children get older, we guide them through schooling, friendships and self-discovery. We do all of this, and more, with the hope that we will give our children the foundation for a good life and a bright future.
A happy life, fair opportunity and education are part of that foundation and are some of the themes that emerged from a new study “Moms on the Future,” from The Research Moms at Edison Research. The results show an overall positive outlook that moms have for the future world their children will live in. In the study moms reported that what they hope for most for their children’s future is happiness. The findings are evidence that moms continue to have hope that the future will be good and full of promise for our children, even during such turbulent times.
Join The Research Moms from Edison Research when they reveal “Moms on the Future” on October 13th at 2:00pm EST in a live webinar. This recent study puts the spotlight on all new data about the hopes and fears of the future, the outlook for children as adults, the relevance of a college education and even financial planning for what lies ahead.
About the Research Moms
The Research Moms are Edison Research’s team of experienced researchers who also happen to be moms. Combining a solid platform of market research with real life insight, they are a unique resource for analyzing habits, behaviors and trends among moms.
New Edison Research Study, “Moms on the Future,” To Showcase With Live Webinar, October 13
Even in a year awash with negative headlines, more than three quarters of moms in the U.S. have a positive outlook for the world their children will live in.
That’s one of the key findings of a new study from The Research Moms at Edison Research. The full study, “Moms on the Future,” will debut live at the Marketing to Moms conference in NYC. The Research Moms are also hosting a live, free Webinar October 13th at 2 p.m. to present this exciting new data to the general public.
In the new study: when asked to imagine the lives of their children as adults, 60% of moms feel their children’s lives will be better than theirs.
84% of moms think their children have a fair opportunity to achieve the life they hope for.
“Moms on the Future” is a study of more than 500 adult women who are the parent or guardian of children age 21 or younger. The study views moms’ hopes for and concerns about the future through questions about financial planning, the relevance and value of a college education, and many other measures.
“Moms on the Future” promises to be as influential and widely quoted as Edison Research’s recent studies on radio, digital media usage, and podcasting. Registration for “Moms on the Future” is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
About The Research Moms
The Research Moms is Edison Research’s team of experienced researchers who also happen to be moms. Combining a solid platform of market research with real life insight, they are a unique resource for analyzing habits, behaviors and trends among moms. Visit www.researchmoms.com for more.
About Edison Research
Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to a broad array of clients, including Activision, AMC Theatres, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Google, Gulf News, the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, Pandora, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Time Warner and Yahoo. Edison Research works with many of the largest American radio ownership groups, including Bonneville, Emmis, Entercom, CBS Radio and Radio One. Another specialty for Edison is its work for media companies throughout the world, conducting research in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Edison Research is the sole provider of election exit poll data for the National Election Pool comprised of ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and the Associated Press. Edison is also the leading provider of consumer exit polling and has conducted face-to-face research in almost every imaginable venue.
In 2016, moms continue their mobile ways, moving further away from computers for media tasks. The smartphone, with its ownership still soaring, is the ‘go to’ device for mom for just about everything. In the latest edition of Moms and Media, the mobile tendencies of mom are clear and more pronounced with a decline in computer usage for common activities such as Internet access.
The decline in computer as a preferred device is illustrated in the tracking data for moms’ online radio usage. This year 39% of moms who listened to online radio in the last week did so via computer, which is down significantly from the 61% that said so in 2015, and an even more dramatic decline from the 70% that reported doing so just two years ago. While computer has consistently faded, the smartphone has become the preferred way, with 70% of moms listening to online radio in the last week via smartphone.
Aside from overall Internet access and online radio, we see the mobile factor in social networking as well. The data shows that 62% of smartphone moms use social media several times per day. This group is highly engaged, using the mobile technology to comment, post and tag on a regular basis. Looking specifically at Facebook, moms who used it in the last month are checking almost obsessively, with an average of 10.1 times in 24 hours. Smartphone moms are even a tad higher, with an average of 10.5 times.
For those who have used Facebook in the last month, the cell phone is the way they access this social media site most. Three quarters of moms and almost two thirds of the total respondents from the Infinite Dial said they use their cell phone to access Facebook most. While the tendency to favor computer is much lower for both groups, moms are even less likely to access Facebook most via a desktop or laptop.
While moms are loyal to Facebook, they are using multiple social media sites during the week. Mobile makes this possible; allowing any time access and an efficient balance of different sites for different needs.
Most notably, Pinterest is making gains with moms. In 2016 it continues its growth momentum, with about half of moms now using the crafty social media site. Instagram is another site gaining more moms this year, with 29% reporting usage.
To download the full Moms and Media 2016 report, click here.
How the study was conducted:
The Moms and Media report is based on a sample of 319 moms from the Edison Research and Triton Digital Infinite Dial report. A total of 2,001 persons were interviewed to explore Americans’ use of digital platforms and new media. From 1/5/16 to 2/10/16, telephone interviews were conducted with respondents age 12 and older who were selected via Random Digit Dial (RDD) sampling. Interviews were 52% landline phones and 48% mobile phones.
Here at Edison, The Research Moms are always sharing advice to each other about the trials of parenting, the joys of motherhood and everyday things that inspire us. We came across a video that we think is so spot on, we had to share it not only with each other, but with all of you! The Research Moms give a big shout out to Organic Valley, the makers of Organic Balance for telling it like it is in the Real Morning Report.
Weekday mornings are no easy feat, and getting out the door in a timely fashion can be downright monumental on some days. According to a study from The Research Moms, it takes moms an average of 93 minutes to get themselves ready to leave the house on a typical weekday. Some moms need even more than that, with 21% citing at least two hours for their morning routine. So do moms have time for crow pose or journaling? Likely not. Thanks again Organic Balance for keeping it real.
How the study was conducted:
The Research Moms conducted a national online survey of 540 mothers with children age 21 and under.
April is just about over which means May is right around the corner. With May comes spring weather, Mother’s Day and the annual Moms and Media report. Edison Research will release the sixth installment of Moms and Media along with a webinar on May 5, 2016.
Taken from the Infinite Dial study conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, Moms and Media 2016 will focus on how Moms think mobile first, and continue to use their smartphones for just about everything media. The report will feature fresh tracking data about social networking, mobile device ownership and Internet usage. We’ll highlight how moms are still consuming more traditional forms of media like radio and television, while also taking in newer types like podcasts and audiobooks.
It is known that smartphones are the ‘it’ for moms. They are increasingly reliant on that technology and what it brings them 24/7 in the palm of their hand. With smartphone ownership soaring among moms and even the total population, the mobile platform continues to be a priority and drive lifestyle behavior. In this year’s study, among moms with Internet access, 51% said they go online most using their cell phone. In comparison, 41% of moms with Internet access said via computer and 8% said tablet.
Please join us on Thursday, May 5th at 2:00 pm EST when we present Moms and Media 2016. Log in for insights and findings about how moms are not only consuming media and engaging in social networking, but also how they are relying on mobile to allow them to do it.