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72% Have Grown Children Living With Them Or Knows Someone Who Does

Americans nationwide overwhelmingly agree that it’s more common for grown children to live with their parents these days, and they don’t think that’s a good thing.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 86% believe it is more common for grown children to live with their parents compared to 20 years ago. Only six percent (6%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

That may be because 72% of adults say they or someone they know currently has grown children living with them. Twenty-five percent (25%) don’t know anyone in that situation.

But only 12% believe it is good for the economy that more grown children are living at home, while 62% say it is bad for the economy. Another 20% think it has no economic impact.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week that showed that proportion of young adults living with their parents increased from 2005 to 2011.  During that period, the number of men ages 25 to 34 living at home rose from 14% to 19%, while the number of women in the same age group increased from 8% to 10%.

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 6-7, 2011 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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