The 2011 Made Man Father’s Day Survey is based on questions answered by 323 men in North America. The poll was conducted by the Break Media Panel this spring. It has a six-percent margin of error.

How would you describe your relationship with your father?
We get along well — 68%
He’s like my best friend — 16%
We don’t really get along but agree to be civil — 13%
We fight like cats and dogs — 2%

Which word best describes your father?
Hardworking — 45%
Caring — 12%
Distant — 9%
Wise — 9%
Generous — 7%
Funny — 6%
Absent — 5%
Jerk — 2%
Harsh — 2%
Classy — 2%

Which of these TV characters best represents your father?
Archie Bunker — 22%
Cliff Huxtable  — 17%
Steve Keaton — 12%
Hal — 11%
Tony Soprano — 10%
Al Bundy — 10%
Eric Taylor — 9%
Homer Simpson — 7%
Sandy Cohen — 2%

Which best describes your father’s parenting style?
Supportive of my personality or interests — 58%
Tried to make me similar to him — 15%
Didn’t care much about parenting — 11%
Absent or Not present — 7%
Tried to make me someone I wasn’t — 6%
Let me run wild or No Boundaries — 5%

The best thing my father taught me is how to…?
Fix stuff — 27%
Achieve my goals — 19%
Interact with people — 10%
Manage money — 7%
Other — 7%
Get a job — 6%
Drive — 5%
Grill or BBQ — 5%
Nothing — 5%
Play a sport — 4%
How NOT to be a father — 2%
Be a man, Be best man I could, Do the right thing — 2%
Respect myself, Be myself — 1%
Shave — 1%
Succeed with women — 1%

Greatest weakness during your childhood?
Worked long hours or away from home — 35%
Did not communicate well — 24%
Anger, Lack of self-control — 16%
Alcohol or drugs — 7%
Not interested in his children or family — 5%
Infidelity, Adultery — 5%
Other — 2%
Gambling — 1%
None of the above — 4%

Have you ever had a physical fight with your father?
Yes — 16%

Boss of the house when you were growing up?
Dad — 38%
Mom and Dad equally — 35%
Mom — 23%
Other — 2%
Me — 1%
Sibling — 1%

How much do you typically spend on a Father’s Day gift?
I give gifts that don’t cost money — 9%
$1-$20 — 23%
$20-$50 — 48%
$50-$100 — 15%
More than $100 — 4%

Which sport do you and your father watch together most often?
Football — 40%
Baseball — 15%
Auto racing — 11%
Basketball — 8%
Hockey — 8%
MMA or boxing — 7%
Soccer — 5%
Golf — 4%
Other — 1%

Best attribute you inherited from your father?
Intelligence — 20%
Integrity — 19%
Sense of humor — 19%
Drive to succeed — 15%
Physical appearance — 7%
Compassion — 6%
Confidence — 5%
Nothing — 4%
Bravery — 3%
Other — 2%
Athleticism — 1%

The activity I most enjoy doing with my father is…?
Talking — 20%
Fixing things – 19%
Watching sports — 13%
Fishing — 10%
Nothing — 7&
Grilling, BBQ — 6%
Eating — 6%
Other — 5%
Drinking — 4%
Hunting — 4%
Exercising or playing sports — 4%
Playing video games — 3%

How much do you respect your father?
Completely — 48%
Quite a bit — 33%
Somewhat — 10%
Very little — 6%
Not at all — 3%

Would you say you love your father?
Yes, completely — 72%
Yes, reluctantly — 13%
Depends how he’s behaving that day — 9%
Absolutely not — 5%

Reason you love your father?
He’s my father — 34%
He’s a good, decent man — 32%
Raised me well — 14%
Good role model — 8%
Makes me a priority in his life — 4%
Treats me and/or my siblings well — 3%
Treats my mother well — 2%
All of the above — 1%
Smart — 1%
Other — 1%
Funny — 1%
Successful — 0%

When did you last say to your father, “I love you”
Never — 17%
Past year — 28%
Past month — 21%
Past week — 34%

Would you describe your father today as “happy”?
No — 17%
Yes — 83%

Would you describe your father during your child as “happy”?
No — 28%
Yes — 72%

How would you complete this sentence? My father is…
A source of pride for me — 67%
Just my father — 25%
A source of pain to me — 4%
Nothing to me — 3%