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Family
Our families are a source of joy, comfort, wonder (and occasionally exasperation!). And they even give us direction and perspective. In fact, when asked to describe what provides them with a sense of meaning in life, nearly 70% of Americans mentioned family. But what do American families look like today? What keeps them feeling together — or apart? Explore these facts about the ties that bind.

How Have American Families Weathered the Pandemic?

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A snapshot of life for fathers in the U.S. today

12 Facts About American Dads

A snapshot of life for fathers in the U.S. today

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12 Facts About American Moms
A snapshot of what life is like for women with kids in the U.S. today

12 Facts About American Moms

A snapshot of what life is like for women with kids in the U.S. today

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How the Pandemic Affected Parents' Work
Working parents respond to the unique demands of a unique time

How the Pandemic Affected Parents' Work

Working parents respond to the unique demands of a unique time

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What Do American Families Look Like Today?

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What Do American Families Look Like Today?

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Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations

For Millennials, Generational Shifts Hit Home

Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations

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A snapshot of what life is like for Black families in America today

8 Facts About Black American Families

A snapshot of what life is like for Black families in America today

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They’re waiting longer, but more women are having children—and family size is growing, too

More Say Yes to Motherhood

They’re waiting longer, but more women are having children—and family size is growing, too

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Changing roles for parents may be in play

More Dads Staying at Home

Changing roles for parents may be in play

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