Results for - Family stories

1,523 voters participated in this survey
Before we begin the survey, think back to your family of origin--the family you lived with while growing up. Think of ONE family story you remember. Just one story. It can be about anything, but just has to somehow involve you and your family. Are you thinking? Do you have one?

1. Before we begin the survey, think back to your family of origin--the family you lived with while growing up. Think of ONE family story you remember. Just one story. It can be about anything, but just has to somehow involve you and your family. Are you thinking? Do you have one?

Yes
68%
1,043 votes
No
32%
480 votes

2. Is the story a happy one? Sad one? Embarrassing? Usually the first family stories one thinks of when asked this question are very indicative of the family itself. It may hint at a family value, for example, or a family tradition. Tell us which ONE word comes closest to the type of story you thought of.

Happy
42%
636 votes
Sad
14%
218 votes
Embarrassing
7%
106 votes
Illegal
1%
20 votes
Funny
14%
208 votes
Thoughtful
5%
80 votes
Revealing
8%
127 votes
Other (please specify)
8%
128 votes

3. Does your story tell a deeper story about a family value, tradition or practice? (It could be a story that doesn't do any of these, in which case mark "no").

Yes--a family value
19%
288 votes
Yes--a family tradition
20%
299 votes
Yes--a family practice
8%
124 votes
No,it doesn't hint at any of these. It's just a story.
48%
727 votes
Other (please specify)
6%
85 votes
Further--and this is the difficult part--social science research shows that if one chooses a primarily happy, sad, embarrassing, horrific or whatever story, that tends to align itself with the overall impression you have of your family of origin. Does this make sense to you, considering the story you thought of?

4. Further--and this is the difficult part--social science research shows that if one chooses a primarily happy, sad, embarrassing, horrific or whatever story, that tends to align itself with the overall impression you have of your family of origin. Does this make sense to you, considering the story you thought of?

Yes
39%
589 votes
No
19%
293 votes
Undecided
24%
363 votes
Not Applicable
18%
278 votes
08/26/2015 Living 1523 24 By: Tiger_Lily

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