These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed May 3-4, 2015 on stay at home parents. The margin of error is 4.1%.

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Which comes closer to your opinion?
Children are better off having a parent stay home to take care of them . . .64%
Children are just as well off without a stay-at-home parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%

If they were free financially to choose, do you think most mothers of young children would prefer to work full-time, work part-time, or not work at all outside the home?
Work full-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%
Work part-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37%
Not work at all outside the home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%

If they were free financially to choose, do you think most fathers of young children would prefer to work full-time, work part-time, or not work at all outside the home?
Work full-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50%
Work part-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
Not work at all outside the home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%

Of these two options, which do you think is better for children:
Having their mother stay home to take care of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39%
Having their father stay home to take care of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2%
It doesn’t matter which parent stays home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%

If you found out that a man stayed at home to take care of his children would you:
Think more highly of him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26%
Think less highly of him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%
Not change your opinion of him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

When it comes to family roles, do you think men are:
Better suited to be breadwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38%
Better suited to be caretakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
Equally suited to either role . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

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