Research – 94% of UK residents said fathers should always be part in bringing up children, also if they don’t live with them (Good Childhood Enquiry, 2007)
A GfK Social Research survey for the UK Children’s Societies’ Good Childhood Enquiry found in 2007 that an overwhelming majority of 94% of UK residents aged 18 or over agrees that fathers should always play a part in bringing children up even if they don’t live with them:
When given the statement ‘fathers should always play a part in bringing children up, even if they don’t live with them’, an overwhelming majority of 94% agreed this should be the case, of which 66% agreed strongly. Just three per cent disagreed, and two per cent neither agreed nor disagreed.
There was an interesting gender difference on this issue; men were more likely to agree that fathers should play a part in their children’s lives even when not living with them, whilst women, perhaps the ones who would have primary responsibility of the child, were less likely to agree (96% of men compared with 91% of women).
However, as the figures show the majority of women do think that ‘fathers should always play a part in bringing children up, even if they don’t live with them’.
Source :: As part of the Good Childhood Enquiry by the UK Children’s Society GfK Social Research did a survey in 2007 amongst a representative sample of UK residents aged 18 or over (1148 interviews were conducted). The survey was split into three sections, the first covered friendship, delving into the friendships of today’s children and also asking participants to reflect on their own childhood. It then covered issues about family life as well as an exploration of a good childhood. To conclude the survey, respondents were asked some demographic questions.
See :: Good Childhood Enquiry Survey Report for the Children’s Society; by GfK Social Research; Joy Mhonda (Senior Research Executive) (Phone: +44 (0)20 7890 9743, Fax: +44 (0)20 7890 9589, e-Mail: Joy.firstname.lastname@example.org); 22nd May 2007