Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
As marriage rates have declined, the share of U.S. adults who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has risen.
Financial independence is one of the many markers used to designate the crossover from childhood into young adulthood, and it’s a milestone most Americans (64%) think young adults should reach by the time they are 22 years old, according to a new Pew Research Center study. But that’s not the reality for most young adults who’ve reached this age.
This decade will likely be the first since the one that began in 1850 to break a long-running decline in American household size.
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.
Balancing work and family duties brings challenges for working parents. Yet many say working is best for them at this point in their life.
The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work.
Roughly half of Americans say it’s better for a woman who wants to reach high political office to have children before entering politics. Views are different when it comes to leadership positions in the business world.