Never Married Parents Say OK to Have Kids Outside Marriage
That’s the number of unwed parents who say that having children outside marriage is not at all wrong or only wrong sometimes.
People who are themselves never-married parents (about 8% of all parents) are less inclined than ever-married parents to see unmarried childbearing as bad for society or morally wrong; more than six in ten (61%) in a new Pew survey said that having a child outside marriage is not at all wrong or only wrong sometimes compared with 46% of ever-married parents. Never-married parents are also less inclined to say a child needs both a mother and father to grow up happily. Demographically, this group is more likely than ever-married parents to be young, black or Hispanic, less educated, and to have been raised by an unwed parent themselves. Read More