The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.
Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, but relatively few workers have access to it. Access to paid leave varies considerably by industry, type of employer and employer's size.
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
About 3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 were children of unauthorized immigrants.
Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.