Parents Network Member Survey

Results as of: September 2001

Click here to see the original questions.


Total responses 1575

 

   (UCBP:1116  Teens:236  Both: 223)
UCB Parents responses: 1339
  (37 % of subscribers)
Parents of Teens responses: 459
  (33 % of subscribers)


Length of time subscribed

less than 1 yr 1-2 yrs 3-4 yrs 5 or more yrs
578
599
275
123

How did you hear about the newsletter?

friend or familyco-workerschool or work adminplaygroup or support groupschool listParents websitenewspaper magazineI forgetother
703
312
27
114
69
110
14
140
86

How often do you read the newsletters?

rarely sometimes favorites usually always
10
138
471
596
360

Have you ever posted or replied to anything in a newsletter?

yes: 1334  (84 %)    no: 241  (15 %)


UCB Affiliation

none studentstaff faculty alumniprospective otherpct affiliates
387
250
404
99
379
20
36
75 %


Other parenting groups subscribers belong to:

Note: names that include "mom's group" or "mothers group" were combined into "informal mother's group" except for facilitated, fee-based support groups
Neighborhood Parents Network268
Informal playgroup/mother's group57
East Bay Moms44
Our Family35
Mothers of Twins19
Facilitated support group17
PTA or school e-tree13
Lamorinda Mothers' Club11
Point Richmond Association of Moms6
Bananas5
Babysitting Co-op4
Castro Valley Mothers' Club4
Single Parents group4
Mount Diablo Mothers' Club3
East Bay Walks for Dads2
Families with Children from China2
Homeschooling group2
NoeStrolls2
Pleasant Hill Walnut Creek Mother's Club2
Others (1 vote each):
alameda moms, alta bates drop in group, birthways, boy scouts, bsped (spec ed), corte madera/larkspur mother's club, euromoms, family resource net. & care, fathers forum dads/kids group, fremont union city newark mom's club, from the ha.r.t. (of hilltop community church in richmond), kensington moms, lgbt families, matrix, mom2000, moms club benicia, moms, dads & munchkinss, my personal "mom" group started when my daughter was born, newcomers group, oracle corp parents' distribution list, parent voices, pediatric medical group, persian parents(madar-pedar), pip (parent infant program), praise in piedmont, prospective queer parents, san rafael mothers club, sleep-deprived mommies, stepmothers support, the centre, title one chair, paent institiute for quality education, plan to lead, tri cities attachment parenting group, tri-valley explorers, way 2000, work for parents' press, would like to join a sf group if it's available.


Ages of children

(Green numbers: children in that age group as a percentage of all children reported on the survey.)

under 1 age 1 to K K to 5th mid school high schoolpost-HS expecting no kids
318

(12 %)

869

(34 %)

536

(21 %)

241

(9 %)

366

(14 %)

180

(7 %)

9525

Where subscribers live:

East Bay: 1419 (90 %)

  • Alameda: 22
  • Albany area: 183
  • Berkeley area: 624
  • El Cerrito: 90
  • Emeryville: 21
  • Hayward/Castro Valley/San Lorenzo: 7
  • Hercules/Rodeo/Pinole/Vallejo: 24
  • Kensington: (included in Berkeley & Richmond)
  • Oakland area: 277
  • Piedmont/Montclair area: 91
  • Richmond area: 64
  • San Leandro: 19

    E. Contra Costa & E. Alameda: 73(4 %)

  • Lafayette (12), Orinda (17), Moraga (4), Walnut Creek (14), Antioch (2), Benecia (2), Concord (10), Danville (1), Martinez (6), Pittsburg (1), Pleasanton (4), San Ramon (2)

    San Francisco: 33

    (2 %)

    South Bay: 18

    (1 %)

  • Fremont (7), other South Bay (11)

    Marin: 10(0 %)

    Other California: 3(0 %)

  • 95376 (1)|95616 (1)|95834 (1)|

    Out of State: 14

    (0 %)

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    What do you think about forming a non-profit organization?

    really like ...and I'd help OK with me other alternative no opinion
    403
    66
    711
    34
    361

  • summary:   support (74 %)  opposed (2 %)  no opinion (22 %)

    Would you pay a yearly subscription fee?

    no $10 $15 $25 $35 $50
    257
    518
    389
    309
    72
    30

    Would you use PayPal?

    yes: 920 (65 %)    no: 474 (34 %)

  • summary:   would (83 %)  wouldn't (16 %) 


    Like these other ideas?


    yes maybe no
    paid newsletter ads 634
    481
    438
    paid web links 647
    532
    367
    subsidies from employers534
    577
    415
    free, but pay to post 452
    555
    502
    customized subscriptions1123
    320
    92
    members-only webpages709
    516
    295


    Which newsletter provides the most important service?


    Advice Line512
    Announce/Events 58
    Childcare 206
    House-related 17
    Marketplace 78
    Recommendations 426

    Which newsletters are your top two favorites to read?


    Advice Line889
    Announce/Events 183
    Childcare 113
    House-related 110
    Marketplace 353
    Recommendations 941


    Have you ever used the newsletter for childcare?

    yes: 662 (50 %)    no: 655 (49 %)

    Ever used it for housing?

    yes: 303 (23 %)    no: 1011 (76 %)

    Ever bought or sold anything on Marketplace?

    yes: 709 (53 %)    no: 605 (46 %)


    Would you be interested in get-togethers?

    I like on-the-wire Some might be nice Yes, very interested
    887
    603
    52

  • summary:   prefer online (57 %)    interested in face-to-face (42 %)

    Would you be interested in volunteering?

    no timeyes, one-shotyes, 3 hrs/moyes, emailyes, anything
    715
    303
    236
    216
    71

  • summary:  would volunteer (53 %)   don't have time (46 %)


    New name suggestions

    East Bay Parents
    east bay parents online | east bay parents of teens | east bay parents | east bay parents network | ebay parents network | east bay online parents (ebop) | east bay p n | east bay parent network | east bay parents underground | east bay parent resource network | eat bay parents support network | east bay | east bay parents on the web | ebayparents network | east bay parents connect or e. bay community connection | eastbay parents online network (ebpon) | east bay parentsnet | east bay parents network - ebpn | east bay parentlink | east bay parents network (or bulletin) | east bay something | east bay parent's network | east bay parents network? parents online? | ebparentsonline | "east bay parents network" or "it takes a village" or "east bay e-village? | eastbay parents network | eastbayparentsnetwork | east bay parents network (ebpn) | east bay e-parents network | eastbay... | east bay parent connections | ebop (east bay online parents) | east bay parents resource | east bay parent collective | east bay parenting network | east bay parents supportwork | east bay parents online network | east bay parents resource net | eastbayparents | eassst bay parents network | east bay parents network? | east bay parents network (not so creative, but an idea) | east bay parents online (ebop!) | east bay parents connection | east bay parenting resources | east bay parents list | east bay parents network (an obvious but functional moniker)
    160
    UCB Parents
    don't change the name | stay with ucb or east bay | i like ucb affiliation | please don't change the name | like current name-easy | i like ucb! | current name seems fine | berkeley or keep as is | i like ucb parents network | (i think it is fine) | keep it the same | i don't know but i would keep "parents network" as part of the name | don't do it!! | ucb parents network | i like the ucb parents name!!!! | ucb parents | {leave as is, even though "inaccurate"; good identifier | why change it? | i like and pride in the name as originating with uc, as excellent pr for the campus. oa | i like ucb but if it must then berkeley.. or east bay... | do not change! | i like the name you have now | i like the uc affiliation | don't change name | ucb --- just to keep the continuity & identity it already has | ucb parents network is perfect - do not change it! | i like it as it is | i like ucb- it keeps it local. | keep it, i like it | i like the original name | keep it the same. why change? will confuse people. | even though it has definitely grown beyond the uc connection, i think it would be good to keep uc in the name, to keep true to its origins. but, if it is going to change, then i like having east bay in the name, and parents of course. | don"t change it | no change | do not change--this is something positive ucb staff do for the community and we should get credit! | ucb parents network is a good name | don't change name! | like existing name | why would you change? | don't change it!!! | keep it as it is | keep it ucb parents network
    46
    Berkeley Parents
    berkeley parents network | berkeley | berkeley parents online | berkeley parents | berkely
    36
    East Bay - other
    east bay community network | east bay family network | east bay online parent community | eastbay consumer network | east bay families network or e-net | east bay families online | east bay network | 'east bay' sounds fitting to me | east bay network connection | east bay family connection | east bay enetwork | east bay families network | ebc online | east bay..... | east bay tot tips | east bay families
    21
    Bay Area Parents
    bay area parents network | bay area parents | bay area (or east bay) parents network | bay area parent network | bay area parents community | bay area parent's network
    20
    Parents Network
    parents network | parents networking | parents | online parents network | parents online | parents digest | parents on-line | parents online network | parents online network groups (pong)
    19
    Wired something
    wired east bay (web) cute, huh? | wired east bay parents | east bay parents' internet connection, eastbay wired parents network | ???wired parents?? aren't we all? | wired east bay parents | wired parents | wired berkeley parents | wired parents of the east bay | wired and ready east bay parents | wired | web p: wired east bay parents | parents web (wired in the east bay) | east bay family wired
    14
    Berkeley - other
    berkeley families online | berkeley online parents participatory electronic resource service (boppers) ok, that was a strecth | berkeley family network | berkeley community network | berkeley parents helping berkeley parents | something with "berkeley" in it. | berkeley area parents | berkeley online parents (plus teen-bops!) | berkeley family resources
    9
    Parents - other
    parents and kids online | parent connection | parents are us | e-parents | parentconnect | parentzone; parentsurvival; | parentsknow | parents and kids
    8
    UCB - other
    ucb parents support newsletter | ucb parents online | ucb-board (the b in ucb may be berkeley or bulletin) | ucb community network | ucb parenting network | ucb parents' online network | parentscommunity@ucb
    7
    Bay Area - other
    sf bay parents | bay parents | bay area families... | bay area online parents coop -- or something along those lines since the community has expanded so much | bayareaparents | bay area family network
    6
    Family something
    family matters | family forum | family resource
    3
    Other suggestions (1 vote each):
    (net)working parents, alameda parents network, baby bears network, community, dirty hippie parents network, got kids?, goyambah, insane email hosts!, mama & papa bears, mmmmmm?, partners in parenting or parents parade or bring me your tired, confused and bewildered or what a great site! or parents paradigm, rump, see below...., sorry, new mom brain drawing a blank, virtual parenting network of the east bay, virtual village for parents, web parents, western alameda and contra costa county parents, whatever won't confuse it with "neighborhood parents network", works for me


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