Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination
Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.
Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’
Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.
More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year
Some 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015, raising the total number of Millennial moms to more than 16 million.
Sharing chores a key to good marriage, say majority of married adults
But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
5 facts about immigrant mothers and U.S. fertility trends
A new Pew Research Center report examines long-term trends in U.S. births among both U.S.-born and foreign-born women. Here are key findings from the report.
Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women
Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
Most Americans say children are better off with a parent at home
Though both parents work full time in 46% of two-parent U.S. households, most Americans say children with two parents are better off when one stays home.
Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave
Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
Most states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws
All states prosecute parents whose children come to severe harm through neglect. But in thirty-four states (as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico), there are exemptions in the civil child abuse statutes when medical treatment for a child conflicts with the religious beliefs of parents.