The pandemic has highlighted many challenges for mothers, but they aren’t necessarily new
The pandemic has presented challenges and obstacles for many Americans, but one group has been getting a lot of attention lately: moms.
A rising share of working parents in the U.S. say it’s been difficult to handle child care during the pandemic
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
For American couples, gender gaps in sharing household responsibilities persist amid pandemic
Among all married or cohabiting adults, 53% say things in their marriage or relationship currently are going very well.
Among U.S. couples, women do more cooking and grocery shopping than men
Moms are more likely than dads to say they are the primary meal preparers, and they spend more time on average than dads on meal preparation.
Despite challenges at home and work, most working moms and dads say being employed is what’s best for them
Balancing work and family duties brings challenges for working parents. Yet many say working is best for them at this point in their life.
8 facts about American dads
The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work.
6 facts about U.S. moms
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago.
Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race
About half of Americans say society looks up to men who are masculine, and 60% of these say this is a good thing. Views differ by party, gender and race.
Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents
More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.
Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender
What traits does society value most in men and in women? What traits does society say men and women should not have? Scroll through this data essay to find out.
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