What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have?

Ideal number of children for a family to have 2003 to 2013 This statistic shows the results of a survey, taken among adult Americans at irregular intervals from 2003 to 2013, on the ideal number of children a family should have. In 2013, 48 percent of the respondents stated that for a family, 2 children would be ideal.
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123456 or moreNo opinion
2013*2%3%48%25%9%2%2%10%
20111%4%53%23%8%1%1%9%
20071%3%52%25%7%1%1%9%
20041%3%49%26%9%1%2%9%
20031%2%52%26%9%1%1%8%
123456 or moreNo opinion
2013*2%3%48%25%9%2%2%10%
20111%4%53%23%8%1%1%9%
20071%3%52%25%7%1%1%9%
20041%3%49%26%9%1%2%9%
20031%2%52%26%9%1%1%8%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey, taken among adult Americans at irregular intervals from 2003 to 2013, on the ideal number of children a family should have. In 2013, 48 percent of the respondents stated that for a family, 2 children would be ideal.
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Release date
September 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 22-31, 2013*
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
*Data only valid for 2013. The source does not provide the exact survey dates or number of respondents for the years.

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