Importance of selected family life aspects in the U.S. in 2011

How important is each of the following aspects of family life for you? (United States, 2011, by gender)

Importance of selected family life aspects in the U.S. in 2011 This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans aged 50 years and older interviewing them about the importance of certain aspects of family life. When it comes to their family, 75 percent of the surveyed men and 89 percent of the surveyed women stated that communicating frequently was very important to them personally.
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How important is each of the following aspects of family life for you? (United States, 2011, by gender)

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TotalMenWomen
Being able to count on one another when someone needs something86%78%93%
Being friends84%78%90%
Sharing memories and family history83%75%90%
Communicating frequently82%75%89%
Staying up-to-date on important events like weddings, deaths, graduations, births, etc.81%72%89%
Having close personal relationships81%74%87%
Spending holidays or special occasions together79%72%85%
Spending time together on a regular basis74%68%79%
Taking vacations together40%37%43%
TotalMenWomen
Being able to count on one another when someone needs something86%78%93%
Being friends84%78%90%
Sharing memories and family history83%75%90%
Communicating frequently82%75%89%
Staying up-to-date on important events like weddings, deaths, graduations, births, etc.81%72%89%
Having close personal relationships81%74%87%
Spending holidays or special occasions together79%72%85%
Spending time together on a regular basis74%68%79%
Taking vacations together40%37%43%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans aged 50 years and older interviewing them about the importance of certain aspects of family life. When it comes to their family, 75 percent of the surveyed men and 89 percent of the surveyed women stated that communicating frequently was very important to them personally.
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