American Women More Confident Than British Women About Their Bodies, Poll Reveals

07/15/2011 11:29 am ET | Updated Sep 14, 2011
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

We may worship the slender figure of one Duchess of Cambridge, but a new study shows that American women are actually somewhat more confident about their bodies than British women -- in particular, about their chests and rear ends.

After polling 8,000 women from the U.S. and U.K. as part of a "Summer Confidence" study, beauty company Mama Mio found that 35 percent of American women "loved their boobs," while only 20 percent of U.K. respondents felt the same way.

Similarly, 30 percent of U.S. women said they loved their butts, where only 20 percent of British women were fans of their own bums.

When asked how they felt about their overall body image, 15 percent of American women gave the positive response, "I was made to be naked," while only one out of ten UK women felt so sure. And when it comes to feeling beach-ready? 30 percent of American women said they felt happy in a bikini, while only 12 percent of British women felt the same way.

British women do have one surprising area of confidence: their legs. While only one in four American women said they love their legs, 40 percent of British women answered positively about their stems.

But before American women start feeling all superior about their positive body image, Mama Mio did find one disturbing fact: despite loving their breasts more than British women, American ladies were still more likely to want plastic surgery, with 10 percent saying they "need a boob job" versus 5 percent of U.K. women.

Why are we not surprised?

Stay tuned at Mamamio.com for the second half of the Summer Confidence study, where a new quiz in October will see if confidence levels have risen during the summer months.