Survey: Americans Support Working Moms
In the wake of the political dust-up between Ann Romney and a Democratic consultant who criticized Romney for her at-home motherhood, CNN asked over a thousand people what they thought about mothers and work.
The overwhelming response? Working women get a big thumbs-up.
When asked, “Do you approve of a married woman with young children holding a job in business or industry if her husband is able to support her and their family,” 89 percent said they approved and only 10 percent disapproved. On whether having mothers work is a “good” or “bad” thing for children, 52 percent it was good for children while 34 percent said it was bad.
When asked if they were “free to do either, would you prefer to have a job outside the home or would you prefer to stay at home and take care of the house and family,” 60 percent of the women said outside the home, 34 percent said they’d want to stay home. On the other hand, 72 percent of men said outside the home while 22 percent said stay at home.
What do you think? If given the choice, would you prefer to stay at home or have a job?