Most Americans say children are better off with a parent at home
Though both parents work full time in 46% of two-parent U.S. households, most Americans say children with two parents are better off when one stays home.
6 facts about U.S. Mormons
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.
Many countries allow child marriage
Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.
Increase in living with parents driven by those ages 25-34, non-college grads
Adults in their late 20s and early 30s are living with their parents at record or near-record levels.
In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents
Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents' home for longer periods of time.
For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds
For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.
Are you in the American middle class?
Our new calculator allows you to see which group you fit in, first compared with all American adults, and then compared with other adults similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.
It’s no longer a 'Leave It to Beaver' world for American families – but it wasn't back then, either
In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground
After more than four decades of serving as the nation's economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
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