Gender preference for children in the United States in 2011

If you could have only one child, yould you prefer it to be a boy or a girl?

Gender preference for children in the United States in 2011 This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted from 1997 to 2011 among adult Americans on whether they would prefer the gender of their child be male or female, if they could only have one child. In 2011, 40 percent of respondents stated they would prefer a boy if they could only have one child.
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If you could have only one child, yould you prefer it to be a boy or a girl?

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BoyGirlEither/doesn't matterNot sureNo opinion
June 9-12, 201140%28%26%3%3%
June 11-14, 200737%28%26%5%4%
July 18-20, 200338%28%27%5%2%
December 2-4, 200042%27%25%4%2%
May 6-7, 199736%23%38%2%1%
BoyGirlEither/doesn't matterNot sureNo opinion
June 9-12, 201140%28%26%3%3%
June 11-14, 200737%28%26%5%4%
July 18-20, 200338%28%27%5%2%
December 2-4, 200042%27%25%4%2%
May 6-7, 199736%23%38%2%1%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted from 1997 to 2011 among adult Americans on whether they would prefer the gender of their child be male or female, if they could only have one child. In 2011, 40 percent of respondents stated they would prefer a boy if they could only have one child.
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