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August DADvocate Summary Results


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August DADvocate Summary Results

  1. 1. The DADvocate Project <br />Summary results <br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  2. 2. What is The DADvocate Project<br />DADvocates  – Today’s dads are a new generation of dads and while  I don’t think we have a great definition, I believe we are finding ways to be more involved in family life. We are doing jobs that allow us to be home more and we are finding ways to be more present when participating in family activities. We help drive parenting decisions that were previously made by women and we are not the Peter Griffins that dads are portrayed as on TV.<br />Since I have no ability to prove this without research and evidence, I’ve undertaken a project to help define who we DADvocates are and I need your help to complete the project.<br />The DADvocate Project consists of three phases:<br />1.    The Survey – this is an in-depth look at who you are and what you do. We discuss how much time you spend in the various areas of life including, family, finances, work, physical fitness and much more. We are publishing survey results as we go. You can read about the survey results in various posts on this blog.<br />2.    Interviews – The interviews will be the second phase of the DADvocate project. Interviews will go in-depth with some of the participants of the DADvocate survey. We will talk about experiences growing up, College, and work. We will ask about the best moments you have had with your children and how you spend your time trying to be the best dad you can be.<br />3.    Book – The final part of the DADvocate project will be a published book that tells the story of who we (dads) are and why we give all we give to being a parent, how that includes our work and our responsibilities to our wives and ourselves.<br />You can participate In the survey by going to<br />For more information about The DADvocate Project contact Kevin Metzger at kevin [at] or by phone at 678-758-0762<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  3. 3. Results info<br />The results presented in this report are summary level information. <br />As of the writing of this report the project has had 278 respondents.<br />The data in this report is based on 213 of those surveys.<br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  4. 4. Year Born<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  5. 5. Geographic Distribution<br />Alabama 5 <br />Arizona 1 <br />Arkansas 3 <br />Asia 2 <br />California 14<br /> Canada 16 <br />Colorado 9 <br />Delaware 1 <br />Europe 3 <br /><ul><li>Oregon 6
  6. 6. Pennsylvania 15
  7. 7. South America 1
  8. 8. South Carolina 2
  9. 9. Tennessee 7
  10. 10. Texas 9
  11. 11. Utah 3
  12. 12. Vermont 1
  13. 13. Virginia 6
  14. 14. Washington 6
  15. 15. West Virginia 2
  16. 16. Wisconsin 1
  17. 17. Florida 5
  18. 18. Georgia 13
  19. 19. Illinois 8
  20. 20. Indiana 1
  21. 21. Iowa 1
  22. 22. Kansas 1
  23. 23. Kentucky 3
  24. 24. Maine 1
  25. 25. Maryland 2
  26. 26. Massachusetts 9
  27. 27. Michigan 8
  28. 28. Minnesota 4
  29. 29. Missouri 8
  30. 30. Montana 1
  31. 31. Nebraska 1
  32. 32. New Hampshire 2
  33. 33. New Jersey 3
  34. 34. New Mexico 1
  35. 35. New York 12
  36. 36. North Carolina 10
  37. 37. Ohio 6 </li></ul>©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  38. 38. Married Dads<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  39. 39. How Much time do you spend with Your Wife?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  40. 40. How often do you have Sex<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  41. 41. How important are Children to having a happy life?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  42. 42. Number of Children<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  43. 43. Other info about Kids<br />48% of respondents Female child.<br />58% of dad’s who have more than 1 child have both male and female children.<br />14% of our children have disabilities.<br />50% of those children have a disability that is rated as a 5 or higher severity on a scale from 1 -10.<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  44. 44. Time Spent with Kids<br />I was going to plot this but we had some crazy answers in my estimation.<br />Weekends <br />82% of dads spend 5 hrs or more per day with their kids on weekends.<br />5% of dads who took the survey don’t regularly spend time with their kids on weekends.<br />WeekDays<br />32% spend 1 -3 hrs on week days and another 31% spend 3 -5 hrs.<br />Amazingly 32% of dads spend more then 5 hrs a day on week days with their kids. <br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  45. 45. Father Income = total Family Income<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  46. 46. Income Anomaly's<br />One person claimed to have sex more than 10 X per month and make over $50,000,000. They didn’t leave contact info so I consider it an anomaly.<br />Another person claims to make 200 – 250k per year but said the total family was “none of your business”. That combination makes this record suspect. <br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  47. 47. Drugs and Tattoos<br />47% of the dad population has tried drugs.<br />20% of the dad population has tattoos.<br />63% of the population of dad’s who have tattoos have also tried drugs. <br />3% of the population did not answer if they had tried drugs.<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  48. 48. Politics – Dad is X but I am?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  49. 49. Politics<br />50% of respondents who identified their Father as Conservative or Republican also identified them selves as Conservative or Republican.<br />30% of respondents who identified their Father as Liberal or Democrat also identified them selves as Liberal or Democrat.<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  50. 50. Community Involvement vs. Hobbys<br />43% of respondents are involved in at least 1 fraternal, community or civic organization. <br />Church or Temple was listed as the primary organization for 14% or respondents. This was the highest single community involvement activity.<br />27% of respondents involved in fraternal, community, and civic activities list Church or temple as one of those activities. <br />91% of respondents have a hobby that they listed. <br />Of respondents that have a hobby 30% enjoy Reading<br />Of respondents that have a hobby 17% enjoy blogging<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  51. 51. How Many Hours do you children watch TV?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  52. 52. How much time does your child spend on the Computer Daily?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  53. 53. Time spent playing video Games<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  54. 54. Time spent of personal finances<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  55. 55. How Often Do You Work Out?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  56. 56. What do you read?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  57. 57. How Much Time Do You Spend Reading?<br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />
  58. 58. More Info<br />We have many more questions that we can answer about Dads and how they spend their time. If you would like more information contact Kevin Metzger at or call 678-758-0762<br />Thank you for taking the time to review this report. <br />©The DADvocate Project – Kevin Metzger<br />