More Americans say they are less likely to have children: survey

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(top) – An increasing proportion of Americans say they are less likely to have children, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Forty-four percent of current non-parents aged 18-49 said they were less likely to have children one day, marking an increase from 37 percent of those surveyed in 2018. questionnaire.

According to the survey, only 26 percent of people in this group said they were “very likely” to have a child someday, up from 32 percent in 2018.

Fifty-four percent of people who are already parents said they are unlikely to have more children at all. This figure is relatively similar to where it stayed at 51 percent in 2018.

survey is coming US birth rates have fallen to a particularly low level In winter during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau said it would expect a winter drop in the season when birth rates are typically lowest, but noted that the number of births in the winter of 2020-2021 was “unusually low.”

At the time, the bureau added that births in the United States have fallen every year since 2008 except 2014.

The Pew survey was conducted between October 18 and October 24 this year. It included 3,866 US adults aged 18 to 49. This sampling was part of a larger survey of 9,676 respondents with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.6 percentage points.

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