60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: The Perfect Man

This month's poll dares to ask: what is the perfect man? What qualities and characteristics make a good man or a man good?

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for July 2013. What is man? Philosophers and sages have been fascinated by this question for thousands of years. This month's poll delves into the question and actually dares to ask what is the perfect man? What qualities and characteristics make a good man or a man good? The converse is also explored, what qualities (or lack thereof) make a man flawed? What do you think? Please weigh in with your opinions. And now the results...

Seven out of 10 Americans believe that a mother has a lot of control in the process of trying to make her son the "perfect man." Nine percent actually think she has full control, 14 percent said very little control and four percent think she has no control at all. One of the 1950s most popular TV shows was called "Father Knows Best," but when it comes to molding boys and young men toward becoming the perfect man, a great majority of Americans say Mother knows best.

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