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Households headed by single fathers at record level -US study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Single fathers are running households in record numbers, while religion is seeming to lose its importance in American lives, according to recent surveys and polls conducted by the Pew Research Center. Full story

Record Number of Single Dads Head US Households

Single dads are on the rise in the United States, heading a record 8 percent of American households with kids, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Full story

Majority of Americans say NSA data mining ‘acceptable’

A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found that 56% of Americans consider the NSA's accessing of telephone call records of millions of Americans through secret court orders "acceptable." Full story

5 Surprising Facts About Breadwinner Moms

More American moms than ever are the breadwinners in their family, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center. Working mothers are now the sole or primary source of income in 40 percent of all U.S. households with kids under 18, Pew found. In 1960, that number was just 11 percent. Full story

Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families

(Reuters) - Mothers are the primary or sole source of income for a growing number of U.S. families in a dramatic shift in American homes and the workplace from just a few decades ago, the Pew Research Center said in a study released on Wednesday. Full story

Poll: About 52 percent view the Supreme Court favorably

   According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, views of the Supreme are close to an all-time low. NBC’s Domenico Montanaro reports.

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  Families struggling for work-life balance

A new study from the Pew Research Center released Thursday found 37 of mothers say they want to work fulltime, due in large part to the recession and financial insecurity. In addition, workplace priorities are different for men and women, with women valuing flexibility and men valuing salary.  NBC’s

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