A new study from A&W Root Beer is out examining rules in the household and how they effect "quality" family time. It found that we live in an increasingly distracted world with quality family time becoming harder and harder to come by.

The research showed that saying "Please and thank you', having 'no phones the dinner table' and 'never going to bed angry' are three of the top 10.

From A&W:

THE TOP 10 MOST COMMON AMERICAN HOUSE RULES
Always say please and thank you                      50%
Always be kind                                                   49%
Complete homework before playing                  48%
Put things back where you found them              46%
Clean up plates after eating                               46%
Have dinner together as a family                       44%
No phones at the dinner table                            41%
Help carry in the groceries                                 37%
No shouting                                                        36%
No going to bed angry                                        34%

THE TOP 5 MOST FREQUENTLY BROKEN HOUSE RULES
Put things back where you found them                       28%
Clean up plates after eating                                        26%
No shouting                                                                 26%
No phones at the dinner table                                     24%
Complete homework before playing                            24%

THE TOP 5 FAMILY TIME ACTIVITIES
Having a regular meal together                         67%
Regular TV/Movie night                                     64%
Talking at the dinner table                                  59%
Family day trips at least once a month              58%
Cooking/preparing meals together                     53%