October 10, 2016

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.

September 26, 2016

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.

ReligionAugust 12, 2016

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.

June 16, 2016

6 facts about American fathers

Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home.

May 6, 2016

How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are

Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.

GlobalMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

January 14, 2016

Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data

What the data show on bullying, drug and alcohol use, depression, violence and other common sources of parental concern.

Internet & TechJanuary 7, 2016

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.

December 17, 2015

Parenting in America

There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.

December 17, 2015

5 key takeaways about parenting in changing times

A new Pew Research Center report looks at the challenges parents face in raising their children and how parenting approaches differ across demographic groups.