Men Are Still Chief Breadwinners in Most Relationships
A recent major study suggests that an increasing number of American women are now the primary breadwinners in married couples, but for most men and women, the man remains the chief earner.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of men say they earn the most money in their marriage or domestic partnership, compared to 23% of women who say they earn the most. Fifty-four percent (54%) of women say their partner earns more. Only 18% of men say their partner is the bigger earner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,818 Adults was conducted on July 17-18, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 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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