Lifetime: Women Like to Spy


Lifetime Television delved into a controversial topic with its latest Women’s Pulse Poll, which examined the frequency in which women spy on their significant others and children.

Lifetime said its poll on “snooping” found that a majority of women (67%) admitted spying on their partners, “generally fueled by suspicions of infidelity.” The network added that 58% of respondents investigated their children’s behavior, “primarily from fear that their kids were involved with drugs.”

Women are apparently more apprehensive about employing their snooping skills in the workplace, as Lifetime said, “Only 15% had the guts to spy on their boss.”

The network also said 43% of women who admitted spying “discovered something they later regretted learning.”

Lifetime timed its latest Pulse survey to hype its new original movie, Inspector Mom, which premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. (EST/PST). The movie stars Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) as a crime-solving suburban mother.

Lifetime said it based its spying survey on an e-mail poll of 667 women ages 18-49.