Eighty percent of young mothers (age 18 to 29) prefer to stay home with their children rather than go to work. In fact, parents of children under 5 consistently express a strong sense of responsibility for their children and a desire to make sure their children absorb the values they believe in.

Parents raise children best

79%

Kids get more attention at home

81%

One parent should stay home

70%

Childcare is the last option

70%

Source: Public Agenda survey cited in American Demographics, November 2000.