Survey: Most Men Aspire to be Dads
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

be newsHappy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! And if you aren’t a dad to someone this year, a new Associated Press-WE tv poll suggests most men want to be.

About 8 in 10 of the fathers surveyed said they always knew they wanted to have children and 69 percent of them said that desire to have children was an important factor in their decision to have kids, according to the AP’s poll.

Men who do not have children were on par with childless women in saying they wanted them someday. A vast majority of men under age 35 are either already dads or say they would like to have children someday.

Men were more likely than women, however, to say the main reason they’d like to become dads is to carry on traditions or family history.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.