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Poll: Would you prefer a best friend or a sibling?

Siblings outweighed best friends 60 percent to 40

Siblings outweighed best friends 60 percent to 40 percent in our survey. Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Maggie Flaherty, Merrick

Would you rather have a best friend or a sibling? We asked 278 kids in the fourth and fifth grades that question. Here is what we found out:

Sibling: 167

Best friend: 109

There are good sides to both answers. Some kids would rather have a brother or sister around all the time. A sibling can be a best friend or just a pal when no one else is around.

A best friend can sometimes be even better than a sibling. You see the BF when you want and you don’t have to worry about your parents getting in between the two of you.

But as you can see, it is family first in our survey.

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