Skip to comments.Poll: Most men aspire to be dads
Posted on 06/16/2013 12:27:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think theyd like to be one someday.
Debates about the different ways women approach motherhood dominate news coverage about parenthood these days, with fathers experiences often left unexamined.
Three-quarters of dads said they were married when their first child was born. Among those men who arent married and who would like to have children, about one-quarter say they would consider having or adopting a child without a partner, though 88 percent within this group say they do want to get married someday.
Men are a bit more skeptical than women that a single mother can do as good a job raising a child as two parents can, and men are more likely to say an increase in the number of single mothers is bad for society. Still, about half of men in the survey said the growing variety in family arrangements these days ultimately doesnt make much difference.
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Yesterday my 3.5 year old daughter told me not to eat so fast because it is not healthy.
I’m glad someone is raising her right - LoL!
Must be the Catholic Daycare.
These polls aren’t taxpayer funded are they?
Polls are the biggest fraud perpetrated on the American public. It’s best to ignore them or ridicule them, but never take them seriously.
And alas - far too many stop at the father stage and never do what it takes to become a Dad.
What about those of us who despise children?
I don’ despise children but have never been crazy over them either.
Some of it comes from the problems in the way I am put together internally (all kinds of small problems and a couple of bigger ones) I was born with that apparently few if any I am related to ever dealt with.
The rest comes from having to spend a good part of my youth babysitting (unpaid) my brat (then) sister, her brat friends, the brat kids of my parent’s friends, and the like.
Especially these last few years. Just a joke.