Adults split on working vs. at-home

About four in 10 (42 percent) adults say an at-home mother is the ideal situation for children; a nearly identical proportion (41 percent) say a mother working part-time is ideal; and just 9 percent say a mother working full-time is ideal for children. Men are more likely than women to consider an at-home mother the ideal situation for children. The same gender difference is found between moms and dads with children under age 18; fathers of minor-age children are more likely than mothers to consider an at-home mom the ideal situation for children.

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