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The desire for larger families is back in vogue in America. But will that wish be fulfilled? Not since the sweeping social changes of the late 1960s have more Americans considered a larger family of three or more children ideal, Gallop revealed today in its latest Social Series survey on the ideal number of children. While the preference for larger families has seen a slow and steady increase over the last several years, new Gallup poll numbers show the highest percentage point in 50 years. Today, 45% of Americans see three or more children as ideal, a steep increase from 38% in 2013, and an even wider gap from 33% in 2003. Read More
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