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Parenting in America Today

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Parenting in America Today

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid reports of a growing youth mental health crisis, 4 in 10 U.S. parents with children younger than 18 say they are extremely or very worried that their children might struggle with anxiety or depression at some point. The findings come from a Pew Research Center survey released in January that looked at a range of questions for parents, including their aspirations for their children and their parenting styles.

Mental Health Tops the List of Parental Concerns

% of parents saying they are — worried about each of the following happening to any of their children at some point

Parents Prioritize Financial Stability, Job Satisfaction for Their Children When They Reach Adulthood

% of parents saying it is — important to them that their children do each of the following as adults

More Than 4 In 10 Parents Describe Themselves As Overprotective

% of parents saying they are a parent who tends to ...

Comparable Shares Are Raising Their Kids Similarly To Vs. Differently From Their Own Upbringing

% of parents saying they are trying to raise their children in a — way compared with how they were raised

Note: Share of respondents who didn’t offer an answer not shown.

Spotlight on Mental Health

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Old Versus Young: The Cultural Generation Gap

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If demography is destiny, the United States—much more than its peers—is on the cusp of great change. That change is due to a deep cultural generation gap at play, which will alter all aspects of American society within the coming decade.

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Father holding baby daughter and working from home

Michigan Courts Seek Justice in Debt Collection Lawsuits

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The Michigan Justice for All Commission (JFAC) has just released a comprehensive report that shows how debt collection lawsuits dominate the state’s civil courts.

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Who is Generation Z

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They are some of the nation’s youngest people; born after 1996, the most senior of them will turn 22 this year. But like generations before them, their demographic characteristics, the influences on them—from technology to the economy—and their developing views on a range of issues are beginning to define them as a distinct group.

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

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