Culture and Lifestyle Family 70 Percent of Americans Say Their Mom Is Their Best Friend And three in five would go so far as to say that every day should be Mother’s Day! By Meghan Overdeep Meghan Overdeep Meghan Overdeep has more than a decade of writing and editing experience for top publications. Her expertise extends from weddings and animals to every pop culture moment in between. She has been scouring the Internet for the buzziest Southern news since joining the team in 2017. Southern Living's editorial guidelines Updated on March 11, 2023 Fact checked by Khara Scheppmann Fact checked by Khara Scheppmann Khara Scheppmann has 12 years of marketing and advertising experience, including proofreading and fact-checking. She previously worked at one of the largest advertising agencies in the southwest. brand's fact checking process Share Tweet Pin Email In This Article View All In This Article Moms Are Superheros Moms Deserve More Credit Moms Appreciate Thoughtfulness Popular Gifts for Mothers There's nobody quite like mom. And according to a survey reported in Good News Network, that's not an exaggeration. Out of 2,000 respondents, seven in 10 (70 percent) American adults said their mom was their best friend. The lifelong relationship between mother and child stems from respect, trust, and appreciation. Not only did these respondents agree that nothing compares to a mother's love when considering a best friend, but there is an overwhelmingly positive response about how impactful their mothers have been in their life and continue to be to this day. MoMo Productions / Getty Images Moms Are Superheros The survey reports that 63 percent of respondents described their mom as a "superhero," while three in five (60 percent) went so far as to say that every day should be Mother's Day. She might not wear a cape, but the majority believe that their mother accomplishes supernatural feats daily—which deserves the same gratitude and appreciation delivered on Mother's Day. Moms Deserve More Credit The praise for mothers continued, with 86 percent of respondents calling them the most hardworking people they know and 69 percent agreeing that they don't get enough credit for everything they do. Moms Appreciate Thoughtfulness The survey, which OnePoll conducted on behalf of the jewelry company Angara, also found that the average person is willing to spend $300 on a gift for Mother's Day. At the same time, two in three agreed that money isn't required to show your mom you love her. "When it comes to getting mom a gift she's going to love, personalization is key," Ankur Daga, CEO of Angara, said in a news release. "A custom piece always feels more thoughtful to let them know that you're always thinking of what they want and what's best for them." Popular Gifts for Mothers While all mothers appreciate the thought any gift represents, some tend to be most popular, according to respondents. In particular, homemade or personalized presents demonstrate an extra level of gratitude. Other popular gifts include chocolate or edible items for food enthusiasts, flowers, or jewelry. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources Southern Living is committed to using high-quality, reputable sources to support the facts in our articles. Read our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we fact check our content for accuracy. Good News Network and Angara. Seven in 10 Americans said their mom is their best friend.