More childless U.S. adults say they’ll likely never have kids, survey finds

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2021
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Illustration by Zoë Petersen, Deseret News

Having children is not an expectation or desire for a growing share of childless American adults, according to a new Pew Research Center report. And many who are already parents say they don’t plan to have more children.

Pew’s findings come amid news that the U.S. birthrate, which already hit a record low before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is continuing to fall. The decline in births worries many policymakers, demographers and others who say that a country needs children in order to secure a healthy future.

In the survey,...

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