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Americans Put Even More Emphasis on Two-Parent Homes

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Adults feel more strongly in the importance of a child growing up in a two-parent home, but they also think one of their parents was more influential than the other in their own upbringings.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 92% of American Adults believe it is important for children to grow up in a home with both parents, with 70% who consider it Very Important. Just seven percent (7%) say it’s not very or Not At All Important for children to grow up in two-parent homes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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