Kardashian Baby Predicted to be More Spoiled Than Future Heir to English Throne

NEW YORK , N.Y. – June 11, 2013 – This summer, there will be a new heir to the throne, and to the fame and fortune that come along with it. Baby Kimye, the daughter of the much-hyped Hollywood royalty couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, won’t be alone though, as Princess Kate and Prince William’s little bundle of joy will soon make his or her entrance into the world as well. When it comes to which baby will be born first, a majority of Americans aren’t sure (59%), but 26% believe Kate and William’s baby will come first, compared to 15% who believe it will be Kimye’s, according to an online Harris Poll that surveyed 2,345 U.S. adults (ages 18+) between April 10 and 15, 2013 to find out answers to the most pressing baby questions.

Younger Americans (those 18-35) are more opinionated about the due dates. Three in ten (30%) say Kate will be the first to deliver, while nearly one-quarter (24%) believe it will be Kimye’s.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

People may not be able to decide on due dates, but they have made up their minds as to which baby will be more spoiled. Half of Americans (50%) say Kim’s baby will be more spoiled, while just one in ten (10%) think it will be the future King or Queen of England.

The Mother of All Playdates

When it comes to picking a partner for playtime, Kate’s calm and collected manner may have helped her popularity. When women were asked which famous mom they would like to have a play date with, almost one in five (19%) picked the English princess. Other play date-worthy moms included similarly sweet celeb, Jennifer Garner (17%). Just over one in ten (12%), picked grown-up child star Drew Barrymore, while 9% chose new mom Adele. Are moms burned out by even the thought of socializing with energetic stars? Only 6% of women would prefer to have a playdate with vivacious pop singers Beyonce and Gwen Stefani.

Among women with children at home, Southern sweethearts were the clear favorite. Moms would rather push strollers around with Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon, who got 22% and 20% of the votes, respectively. At the bottom of the list were paparazzi favorites Kim Kardashian (4%) and Britney Spears (1%).

Mum’s the Word

What moms are most trustworthy when it comes to parenting advice? Just over two in five women (41%) would ask First Lady Michelle Obama for tips on raising their kids over six other famous moms. Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon were again popular choices, with 18% and 15%, respectively, of women saying they’d like to turn to them for parenting advice. Only about one in ten (13%) think that reality TV mom Michelle Duggar would be the mom to turn to, despite being matriarch to 19 kids in the public eye. Even fewer women are interested in hearing parenting advice from Gwyneth Paltrow (6%), Jessica Alba (4%) or Beyonce (2%).

 

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TABLE 1

KATE VERSUS KIM – BIRTH TIMING

Thinking now of two pregnant women in the news, who will give birth first?

Base: U.S. Adults

 

Total

Generation

Gender

Echo Boomers

(18-35)

Gen X

(36-47)

Baby

Boomers

(48-66)

Matures

(67+)

Male

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Kate Middleton

26

30

25

23

25

22

29

Kim Kardashian

15

24

18

10

6

12

18

Not sure

59

46

57

67

69

66

53

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding

 

TABLE 2

KATE VERSUS KIM – SPOILING THE CHILD

Which child do you think will be more spoiled?

Base: U.S. Adults

 

Total

Generation

Gender

Echo Boomers

(18-35)

Gen X

(36-47)

Baby

Boomers

(48-66)

Matures

(67+)

Male

Female

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Kim Kardashian’s child

50

57

48

48

47

42

58

Kate Middleton’s child

10

12

15

7

9

12

9

Not sure

39

31

37

45

45

47

33

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding

 

TABLE 3

PLAY DATES

If you could have a play date with two of the following famous moms or moms to be, which two would it be?

Base: All Women

Total

Generation

Has child in house-hold

Gave birth in past 10 years

Echo

Boomers

(18-35)

Gen X

(36-47)

Baby

Boomers

(48-66)

Matures

(67+)

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Kate Middleton

19

13

14

23

27

10

9

Jennifer Garner

17

18

22

16

11

22

25

Reese Witherspoon

16

26

14

12

9

20

21

Drew Barrymore

12

14

13

11

6

14

12

Adele

9

8

11

11

5

8

7

Beyonce

6

16

3

2

2

10

14

Gwen Stefani

6

12

7

3

11

14

Gwyneth Paltrow

5

3

7

5

6

4

4

Jessica Alba

5

7

7

5

1

7

10

Jessica Simpson

5

10

5

1

2

6

11

Snookie

3

7

3

 

 

6

6

Kim Kardashian

1

3

2

 

4

7

Britney Spears

1

2

2

1

 

1

1

Not at all sure

15

12

15

15

18

17

19

Not applicable

28

12

24

36

44

16

8

Note: Up to two responses accepted; indicates less than 0.5% and – indicates no response

 

TABLE 4

PARENTING ADVICE

Of these, which famous mother would you most like to ask for parenting advice?

Base: All Women

Total

Generation

Has child in house-hold

Gave birth in past 10 years

Echo

Boomers

(18-35)

Gen X

(36-47)

Baby

Boomers

(48-66)

Matures

(67+)

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Michelle Obama

41

38

39

45

43

36

31

Jennifer Garner

18

18

18

16

20

18

19

Reese Witherspoon

15

19

14

13

13

17

22

Michelle Duggar

13

12

15

14

11

17

15

Gwyneth Paltrow

6

5

6

6

11

4

3

Jessica Alba

4

5

6

3

1

6

9

Beyonce

2

4

1

2

2

2

2

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding

 

Methodology

This Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between April 10 and 15, 2013 among 2,345 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.

All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Interactive avoids the words margin of error as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.

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The Harris Poll‘c2’ae #34, June 11, 2013

By Regina A. Corso, SVP, Harris Poll and Public Relations, Harris Interactive

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