But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
Mormons place a very high value on good parenting and a successful marriage, and they are among the most involved in their congregations of any Christian faith.
Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.
Working moms and dads don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to how certain tasks are divided at home.
Women most often are the ones who adjust their schedules and make compromises when the needs of children and other family members collide with work, data show.
The likelihood of becoming a young father plummets for those with a bachelor’s degree or more: Just 14% had their first child prior to age 25.
For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.
Today's working fathers are just as likely as working mothers to say that finding the right balance between their job and their family life is a challenge.
The number of fathers who do not work outside the home has nearly doubled since 1989, rising markedly in recent years. And more of these "stay-at-home" dads say they're home primarily to care for family.
The "leisure gap" between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.