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Most Americans Still Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Americans may have celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, but they still think it takes two parents to raise a child.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% of American Adults still think it is at least somewhat important for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents, including 63% who think it’s Very Important. Just nine percent (9%) say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only two percent (2%) who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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