Macromill Research recently conducted a survey that looked at women and crying, and this article presents the report japan.internet.com wrote about the results.
Over the 23rd and 24th of November 2012 415 female members of the Macromill monitor panel aged between 20 and 59 years old completed a private internet-based questionnaire.
Note that the survey excluded crying at movies, books, etc. Or, no doubt, being in close proximity to a sumo wrestler.
Q1: How often do you want to cry? (Sample size=415)
More than once a month 44% Less than once a month 45% Don’t know 11%
Q2: When do you most often want to cry? (Sample size=415)
Weekdays 20.7% Weekends 79.3%
Q3: Who do you want to cry with? (Sample size=415, multiple answer)
By myself 97.8% With husband 5.5% With female friends 3.4% With boyfriend 2.9% With male friends 1.2% With parents, children, sisters 2.2%
Q4: At what times do you want to cry? (Sample size=415, multiple answer)
When I’ve been enduring something 40.2% When things just aren’t going well 38.3% When I want to relieve stress 36.6% When I want to escape from the world 29.6% When lonely 28.0% When I have problems relating to others 24.3% When annoyed 24.3% When I want to enrich my dry heart 21.9% When I’m in love 20.0% When I’m exhausted with work 17.1% No particular reason 14.5% When I haven’t cried for a while 14.5% When I want to feel calm 12.5% When I want to relax 10.1% Other 3.9%
Furthermore, when asked how they trigger the tears, the most popular method was television with 33.3%, 24.8% movies, 14.7% music, 13.3% alcohol, 11.1% books and so on.