May 10, 2018

7 facts about U.S. moms

American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Read key findings about American mothers and motherhood.

May 4, 2018

More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year

In all, more than 17 million Millennial women in the U.S. have become mothers. In 2016, Millennial women accounted for 82% of U.S. births.

Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2018

About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent

The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.

April 25, 2018

The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents

One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.

January 18, 2018

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

January 8, 2018

Most dads say they spend too little time with their children; about a quarter live apart from them

U.S. fathers today are spending more time caring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Moms, by comparison, still do more of the child care and are more likely than dads to say they are satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their kids.

August 29, 2017

Over the past 25 years, immigrant moms bolstered births in 48 states

Without a 6% increase in births to foreign-born women between 1990 and 2015, an overall decline in annual U.S. births would have been even larger.

June 26, 2017

Among U.S. gun owners, parents more likely than non-parents to keep their guns locked and unloaded

Among gun-owning parents with children in their household, 54% say all guns in their home are kept in a locked place and 53% say they are all kept unloaded.

June 15, 2017

6 facts about American fathers

The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges, as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers.

June 6, 2017

The rise of multiracial and multiethnic babies in the U.S.

One-in-seven U.S. infants were multiracial or multiethnic in 2015, nearly triple the share in 1980.