How can anyone possibly be optimistic about the future of our society when our families just continue to get weaker and weaker? Traditional family units are at the foundation of any successful society, and that was certainly true for the United States during our formative years. But now a decline that has stretched on for decades has left the traditional American family in worse shape than ever before. Our entertainment is anti-family, our culture is anti-family and many of our politicians are openly anti-family. There is so much that is working against us, but if we don’t get our families fixed there is no way that we are ever going to have any hope of turning the entire nation around.
If you think that I am exaggerating, just keep reading. The following are 9 shocking signs of the staggering decline of the traditional American family…
#1 The percentage of homes in the United States containing a married couple with children is at an all-time record low…
The number of U.S. homes with a married couple and kids fell to a record low, according to new government data, as the pandemic further delayed weddings and more adults don’t plan to have kids at all. The share of the U.S.’s 130 million households headed by married parents with children under age 18 fell to 17.8% in 2021 from 18.6% last year, according to the Census Bureau. That’s down from more than 40% in 1970.
#2 Right now, just 23.1 million American homes contain a married couple with children. The last time that number was that low was in 1959.
But in 1959 our total population was just 177 million.
Today, it is 329 million.
#3 Nearly a third of all U.S. families with children are single parent families.
Sadly, that percentage “has tripled since 1965”…
In observance of National Single Parent Day on March 21, it is worth noting that America has one of the highest levels of single-parent families with children in the world. About 30 percent of America’s families with children under 18 years old, amounting to 10 million households, are single-parent families.
The share of American families with children living with a single parent has tripled since 1965. The large majority of those single-parent families, approximately 75 percent, are headed by a mother only.
#4 More Americans are living alone than ever before.
Right now 37 million U.S. adults are living alone.
That number has risen by more than 10 percent over the last decade, and it keeps increasing with each passing year.