AUSTIN, Texas, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot.com (www.retailmenot.com), the largest online coupon site in the United States, released today the Father's Day Edition of its Shoppers Trend Report. The survey, conducted jointly with Ipsos Public Affairs (www.ipsos.com), found that quality time with the family (dinner, grilling, outing) is the gift dads are most hoping to receive this Father's Day. In a list of common gifts children have given their fathers in years past, ties and "#1 Dad" T-shirts are the least-hoped-for presents by dads.
Key findings include:
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Methodology for Ipsos Survey
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted May 14–17, 2012. For the survey, national samples of 1,005 adults aged 18 and older from Ipsos' U.S. online panel were interviewed online, including 282 fathers of a child of any age. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the U.S. adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of 1,005 and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.
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