Chapter 4: Public Views on Staying at Home vs. Working

Image result for What’s Best for Children? pew researchDespite the fact that most mothers in the U.S. work at least part time, many Americans continue to believe that having
a mother who stays at home is beneficial for a young child, though as is often the case with public opinion variations in question wording elicit slightly different responses. A recent Pew Research survey focusing on “parents,” rather than just on mothers, asked Americans which statement came closer to their view: First, children are better off when a parent stays home to focus on the family; or second, children are just as well off when their parents work outside the home. Fully six-in-ten adults chose the first statement and only about one-third (35%) chose the second statement….more: .pewsocialtrends.org