Sunday, December 26, 2004

If Parents Had it to do Over Again...

One third wouldn't. So sayeth Dr. Phil. Check out the transcript from Meet the Press. Here's an excerpt:
    DR. McGRAW: We did a really massive survey and we had about 20,000 respondents generating over 1.7 million pieces of data basically asking, "What's your experience as a parent? What's the hardest thing you face? What's your greatest worry? What's your greatest concern? Tell us what is really happening in the real world in parenting."

    And I think one of the most astounding things was that almost a third of the respondents said, "If I knew then what I know now, I probably would not have had children.

Whenever a survey like this is done, people come out of the woodwork to point out that it's unscientific, it's unreliable, blah blah blah. Then why is it that no one will do a scientific, reliable survey? Is it because they suspect the results will be the same?