By SWNS Staff
Family Guy’s Lois Griffin has been voted the nation’s favorite mom – beating Katy Perry, Beyonce and even Michelle Obama.
Ahead of this Mother’s Day, the top 50 moms were voted for in a poll of 2,000 adults which found Serena Williams, Morticia Addams and soon-to-be mom-of-two, Rihanna, also making the list.
Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore and Goldie Hawn were also among the well-known names which came in top.
When asked what makes a good mom, 41% said it was their ability to multi-task while 46% said being supportive was key to successful parenting.
Commissioned by brioche brand St Pierre and conducted by OnePoll, it emerged the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie featured in the top 10 most voted when respondents were asked who they would like to be their mom.
Meanwhile, Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch were voted in the top 20 most iconic moms of all time.
When it comes to feeling inspired by famous mothers, sense of humor, general outlook on life and parenting styles were cited as the top reasons for this.
With Marge Simpson, Cersei Lannister and Khloe Kardashian landing in the top 20 for those who people have based their own parenting tactics on.
“Moms are the most important people in our lives, so ahead of Mother’s Day – which this year coincides with National Brioche Day - we thought it would be interesting to find out who the nation’s favorite moms – both fictional and real – are,” a spokesperson for bakery brand, St Pierre, said.
In terms of what makes a memorable famous mom, confidence, likeability and career were cited as the most popular reasons.
But 43% even went as far to say it was their name which made them noteworthy, with 40% highlighting famous catchphrases or quotes from celebrity mothers.
More than four in 10 (43%) claim their own mom is one of their best friends and 42% label them as their role model.
Encouragingly, 60% say their relationship with their mom improved with age as 55% report some of their fondest memories from adulthood are time spend with their mother.
Exactly six in 10 plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year and 49% say their favorite way to do so is by cooking together.
“We know that food plays an important role in relationships but also in making memories. Food is more than a meal on a plate; it’s an experience shared, a memory created and an occasion to look forward to. Enjoying good food is an easy way to make everyday magnifique, which is why for 47% of Americans, food plays a large part in Mother’s Day celebrations across the country.”
When asked which foods they’re most likely to enjoy, the top ten included cakes, French toast, apple pie and pastries.
A further 45% admit they have been planning what to cook for a while, however, 41% always end up making the same dishes - with 47% saying the recipes have been passed through generations.
AMERICA’S FAVORITE MOMS
- Lois Griffin (Family Guy)
- Michelle Obama
- Serena Williams
- Jennifer Lopez
- Drew Barrymore
- Goldie Hawn
- Kate Middleton
- Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch)
- Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
- Katy Perry
- Kate Hudson
- Angelina Jolie
- Peggy Bundy (Married with Children)
- Meghan Markle
- Joyce Byers (Stranger Things)
- Sarah Connor (The Terminator)
- Cameron Diaz
AMERICA’S TOP 10 MOTHER’S DAY MEALS
- French Toast
- Strawberry Tart
- Pot Roast
- Apple Pie
- Ice Cream