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63% Say Fatherhood Is a Man’s Most Important Role

Sunday is Father’s Day, and while most adults still think being a father is the most important job for a man today, that belief has tapered off from past years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults think being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world, down from 70% last year and a previous low of 68% in 2014. Eighteen percent (18%) now say fatherhood is not a man’s most important role, while 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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