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Monday, May 14, 2012

Discussion Question

Are many people in your area familiar with the Duggars?

71 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

no

kristen clarke said...

no because we live in australiax

blmcd said...

I live in County Donegal, Ireland and I don't think anyone else watches the show here? My husband has been forced to watch it for years! He actually really enjoys it now, so we chat about it quite a bit. Thanks ladies for your brilliant blog x

Matthew said...

Most know them around here. IF they didn't know already I enlightened them.

Taylor said...

Not many that I know of. But I know at least a few!

Anonymous said...

my family and friends are, cos i never shut up about them lol but i don't think many other people in my area know about them x

Anonymous said...

some of my aunt's and my tiney are familiar with duggars because i tell them about them but the people in my city are not that familiar with duggars just asking why are asking us this.

-brittani

Anonymous said...

Not many. :( I live in a very liberal area in the NorthEast.

Corinne Lyons said...

mainly me and my family only because i do nothing but talk about them lol

Anonymous said...

Not really. But some are. I guess it's a mixture. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I haven't met anyone that doesn't know about the Duggars. But even with the books they've written and all the details they share, people would rather believe the lies and gossip the world tells than to understand that the Duggars are living according to Gods word. Praise God for giving the Duggars the strength to face the persecution of living the word. Soo many people are benefiting by their example.

Anonymous said...

we have 10 duggar fans in our area.

Anonymous said...

Not a lot of people know them by name. They know they are the family with all the kids.
Sandy

Anonymous said...

In my neighborhood, (we live in the country so I don't have too many neighbors), all I know of is my family and my cousins that live right down the road. I don't think many from our church know about them, though I have been telling some of my friends about them since I love them!!

se

Meg said...

I asked all my Christian friends and they never heard of them until I mentioned them.

Anonymous said...

all my friends dont know the duggars at ALL! i told them they have 19 kids.. and they said oh..i stll dont know the duggars! well at least i love the duggars

Anonymous said...

Most everybody knows about them where I live!

Nieuwe start said...

oh yes. I live in the Netherlands and its on TV now for a week. A lot of people talks about the Duggar Family

Anonymous said...

Yes, practically all the folks in our area know about the Duggars. We embrace the same biblical principles that the Duggars do and we have many large families in our church here in North Central Arkansas.

Anonymous said...

Yes , because of me . Lol!

Angharad said...

I live in London, England so not many people in my area know of the Duggar family. I have shared the programme with my family and friends and most people who watch a show seem to really enjoy it. I love seeing such a Godly family and think they are a wonderful example to us all, their lives are a super ministry.

Thank you for such a great blog, your site is wonderful.

Andrea said...

I've been a big fan of theirs for a long time and whenever anyone asks what my favorite show is on tv, 19 Kids and Counting is ALWAYS my answer. It has #1 priority on my DVR; maybe because I'm the only one who knows how to program it. Everyone I know knows about them, becuase I TALK incessantly about them and how much I respect their way of life. :) Plus my son and Jackson are the same age so we all laugh at the cute things he says, and my 2nd son and Janna & John David share the exact same birthday. Today is my first day to subscribe, I'm so excited!!!

Angharad said...

I live in London, England so not too many people know the Duggar family in my area.

I have shared the programe with family and friends and everyone who has watched a show seems to really enjoy it. It's so encouraging to watch such a Godly family, their lives are a great example to us all.

Thank you for a super blog, I love the site.

Lauren H. said...

Yeah I live in VA. and people are pretty familiar with the Duggars.

Anonymous said...

My close friends and family know who they are because i watch them and talk about them and have read their books. I think a lot of peoples here DONt know who they are....I am in australia, so that may be why?....I LOVE the Duggars, those close to me DEFINATELY know that ;)

Tanya QLD AUSTRALIA

Amber said...

EVERYONE here knows about them! In fact, people ask our family quite a bit if we are trying to be like them. Kinda ridiculous just because we have some similarities. But we do admire and respect the Duggar family because they are believers, are not afraid to show it and try to raise their family the right way. We respect ANY family that does those things!

Anonymous said...

many people are as kind and nice as the duggars, but nobody has nearly as many kids. the biggest family i can think of at the moment has 9 kids. lily and ellie- do you live near the duggars?

Anonymous said...

I don't know of very many people. But me and my friend love them!!!!!

Sharon said...

We attend a small church that consists mainly of homeschooling families. Maybe half of the families have heard of the Duggars. In our area, Christian, homeschooling families do not have cable so no one watches the shows unless a season can be borrowed from the library. Lots of families don't have TVs in their house, so they may have heard of the Duggars, but do not watch the shows at all. It is ironic that the families that are most similar to the Duggars, also live like the Duggars and do not watch TV (and if they do have a TV, they for sure do not have cable), so the Duggars cannot become a familiar part of the Christian family. We watch very little TV and what we do watch are programs that are pre-determined and scheduled. The Duggars seasons are occasionally ordered from Netflix (since we do not travel to the library) and we are able to enjoy them that way.

Mmolesy said...

It varies where i live in Australia. usually the sentence starts off 'oh! you know that family in the states that have tons of kids?" Ireply " which one do you mean? the Bates, or the Duggars?" the respond " uh well, i don't know their name exactly"...... lol. But close family know their name.

Anonymous said...

Not very many. Most people I know don't watch much TV or don't think the show is that interesting. Most I know that watched it initially, are not interested much anymore. Most people I know prefer to live their lives rather than spend it on the sofa. I actually haven't even watched a single of the last season episodes as I have been so busy with life. I just catch up on their activities here occasionally.

Anonymous said...

some do, if not i tell them how inspirational they are

Anonymous said...

Not a lot! I livei n Canada :)

☽ Maidenstar ☾ said...

Probably not, but there might be some!

Anonymous said...

NO ONE NOWS THEM IT IS SAD I WISH
I LIVED WHRE EVERYONE NEW THEM







HEENA A.K.A HEENAPEENA

Anonymous said...

I think the Duggars are a great family. But when I mention them to my friends and family, they look at me like I like I have two heads. I live in upstate NY, not exactly the Bible belt- so probably that has a lot to do with it. I loaned my 78 year old mom a set of the DVDs, thinking she would find them enjoyable since she came from a very large family. She promptly returned them and said she could barely stand watching a single episode. Oh well, to each his own I guess. I love the Duggars and their show has bought me a lot of enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

In Central Kentucky it seems to be quite a lot of people that know about them.

Anonymous said...

Almost EVERYBODY in our church knows of them.

Rebekah

Anonymous said...

A lot of people in my area know who they are. I live in the bible belt, like they do. Unfortunately, many people I know who are familiar with them have a negative opinion, which leads me to believe they don't actually watch the show but rather believe what the tabloid media says.

Anonymous said...

I have found this thread to be very interesting indeed. It definitely speaks volumes. I am not surprised one bit at the responses, but it is interesting to actually see them from a variety of people. I also find peoples responses to the responses very interesting as well.

Alexis said...

Here in the Manistee county, EVERYBODY knows who they are....well, almost everybody, all my friends love them.

Anonymous said...

Do many people in YOUR area know about them, Lily and Ellie? Some people have heard of them, but not too many.

Jill said...

I live in Scotland and I don't know anybody who knows about them.

MilitaryMomof2 said...

IT depends on the type of people you hang out with and what their interests are, however here, in Ontario Canada, most people would know who you were talking about if you asked them about the family with 19 kids - even if they didn't know their names were the Duggars

Joan said...

I have watched the show ever since it started and my thoughts have changed. I have to ask the question "Why are the Duggars a part of TLC, when there are so many shows that aren't Christian?" I saw the new commercial for the summer and that's what prompted me to question them. Is it all for the money and are these children being exploited like "Toddlers and Tiaras" Which is also on TLC and Sister Wives?? I wonder what Jim Bob and Michelle think about these shows they are all a part of the "TLC Family"

C. Robins said...

Yes ..... of course....because I'm from Arkansas too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not many know of the Duggars here in CT.

Brie Ammermann said...

I live in the middle of no where, but my whole family loves to watch them :)

Libby said...

more then I think but not many people like them! I think they think they are crazy but my step mom understands them as a Christian and stuff and so does one of my Catholic friend! I love the family myself!

Abi McGraw said...

Um, more than I would realize!

Anonymous said...

Quite a few people here know who they are, but they don't care to watch them.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, most people in our area know about the Duggars.

Thanks for reading!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

no clue where i live but maybe some might know who they are,i live in the ghetto so maybe the one's who live around me might streotype them, my family and some friends know about them because i talk about them a lot,lol, but i dont think many people i know care much for them, oh well, but i like them for what they stand for and for their beliefs,ect...so i'm happy watching them, and learning from them... :-)

Anonymous said...

Everyone! I live 5 miles from them.

Aimee_Brown said...

No,
Because I too live in Australia.

Yes, Kristen clarke I loove the duggars too.

Anonymous said...

Not really because I live in Australia.

Kristen Clarke, there is someone else in our country that Loves the Duggars.

Thanks for posting, I love all the pics that are uploaded

Anonymous said...

Not many people around here know about them other than what they've seen on the cover of People or on the Today show or as part of a joke by a late night talk show. They were mentioned on GLEE last night (as part of a joke that gueststar Perez Hilton made). My family thinks they are odd. I myself enjoy the show and think the family has great values.

Godly-young-widow said...

Another Canadian. Yeah, people know who they are from their show, and they're talked about occasionally, in conversations about premature births, 40+ women being pregnant, and, of course, big families. The general thought on them is "wow; 19 kids, I could NEVER do that!"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you live 5 miles from the Duggars?? That is so awesome!! I am so jealous of you!!!

se

Netta said...

No. I live in Finland and I do not know anyone else than me and my husband who knows about the Duggars. I have mentioned about them to some friends but I doubt that they remember that.

Anonymous said...

Everybody mostly knows who they are! :)

Kathryn said...

a few but not a ton 1 live in upstate NY most people dont really like the duggars up here for some reason including my dad

Anonymous said...

i live in NC so, i really could not go to their house a car. wow i think its like 10 hours form here!

Devon Geen said...

In Spencerport, Brockport, Gates, Greece and other places in the Rochester area some of my friends watch the Duggars! I babysit four little kids in Irondequoit and I watch the show with them! The kids and I really enjoy watching the Duggars together a lot!

Anonymous said...

I live in Australia and have followed them since my husband turned on the t.v back in 06 (sitting on the couch with my first baby) we have since had three more :) this has been heavily influenced by this awesome family! Only those with satelite t.v really know about them around here in QLD

Heather said...

Oh yes!!

Anonymous said...

LOTS! and i am one of a million!

Anonymous said...

In southern Illinois people know them as the "family with 100 kids"

Anonymous said...

Not many people I don't think. I've told a few of my friend's, but not that I know of. My sister and I love your family, and watching your tv episodes!!!!

CharRG said...

Yeah. I often been asked after people find out I have 12 sibling 'if I'm related to the Duggers'.
Thats actually how I first heard about the Duggers. :)

Anonymous said...

I have met a handful of keen duggar fans!

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