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The state of the american man


В июльском номере журнала Esquire опубликованы любопытные результаты "The Survey of the American Man". Приведу некоторые вопросы и ответы.

You're hosting a dinner party and you can invite three men and three women from the following lists. Who's coming to dinner? (Percentage is number who selected each person among their three choices.)

WOMEN
Condoleezza Rice - 35% (!)
Oprah Winfrey - 33% (!?)
Angelina Jolie - 30% (!?!)
Julia Roberts - 28%
Faith Hill - 27%
Jennifer Aniston - 26%
Hillary Clinton - 21%
Katie Couric - 21%
Rachael Ray - 20%
Ellen DeGeneres - 19%
Jessica Simpson - 17%
Madonna - 11%
Dr. Laura Schlessinger - 9%
Maureen Dowd - 5%

MEN
Jay Leno - 37%
Bill Clinton - 36% (!)
George Clooney - 36% (!)
George W. Bush - 36% (!)
Tiger Wood - 31%
Jon Stewart - 27%
Bill O'Reilly - 18%
Bono - 16%
Dick Cheney - 16%
Bob Dylan - 15%
Howard Stern - 14%
LeBron James - 7%
Johnny Knoxville - 6%
Eminem - 5%

Would you rather...
Be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company - 85%
or
Be the next American Idol - 15%

Give up alcohol - 91%
or
Give up sex - 9%

Have $50,000 - 82%
or
Have a three-way with Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson - 18%


Be short, boring and rich - 58%
or
Be tall, charismatic and impoverished - 42%



Who is the most admirable man in America?
Colin Powell - 5.9%
Bill Clinton - 5.8%
Bill Gates - 5.8%
George W. Bush - 5.3%
John McCain - 4.0%
Billy Graham - 3.8%
Jimmy Carter - 2.7%

Who is the least admirable man in America?
George W. Bush - 14.8%
Bill Clinton - 7.8%
Ted Kennedy - 7.7%
Dick Cheney - 4.6%
John Kerry - 2.7%

Which of the following best describes your level of alcohol consumption?
I don't drink, period. 26%
I'll have the occasional drink at a party. 37%
I have a few drinks a week. 27%
I have three or more drinks most days. 5%
I drink daily, but never more than a drink or two. 5%

Which of these three words best describes your belief (or not) in God?
Believer - 78%
Atheist - 6%
Agnostic - 16%

Have you ever cheated on your wife or significant other?
No - 75%
Yes - 25%

How many books have you read in the pas twelve months?
Fiction
None: 34%
Twenty or more: 9%
Average: Five books
Nonfiction
None: 34%
Twenty or more: 3%
Average: Three books

How old were you when you lost your virginity?
13 or younger: 8%
30 or older: 3%
I haven't: 4%
Decline to answer: 6%
Average age (excluding "I haven't and "Decline to answer"): 18.9

How many sex partners have you had?
Average: 9.3


The Survey of the American Man was conducted exclusively for Esquire by Beta Research Corporation, an independent firm located in Syosset, New York. The 1,083 respondents were randomly selected and are a representative national sample of American men aged twenty-five and older. They completed the online survey between March 3 and March 7, 2006.

P.S. ;-) "Дущераздирающее зрелище" © известный филозоф ослик Иа-Иа
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