Majority of working parents scale back work to care for children

In this poll:

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Poll Questions

Q: (Among parents with kids under 18 at home) Have you ever had to pay for regular childcare, either in your home with a nanny or out of the home at a daycare program, or not?

Q: (Among parents with kids under 18 at home) Is the cost of paid childcare in your area very expensive, somewhat expensive, not too expensive or not at all expensive?

Q: (Among parents with kids under 18 at home) In your personal experience, has finding quality and affordable childcare been very easy, somewhat easy, somewhat difficult or very difficult?

Q: Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling the economy?

Q: Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job ensuring availability of affordable and quality childcare?

Q: Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job ensuring mothers are treated fairly in the workplace?

Q: If the 2016 presidential election were being held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?

Q: Which comes closer to your view? (The federal government should require employers to give employees who are parents more flexibility in their schedule to care for their children) OR (The federal government should let employers decide how much flexibility to offer their employees who are parents)?

Q: (Among non-working parents) Since having your first child, have you been employed either full-time or part-time at any point, or not?

Q: (Among parents who were employed at some point after child was born) Thinking about the first job you had after having your first child, were you satisfied or dissatisfied with the flexibility in your work schedule to care for your child?

No opinion

Q: (Among parents with kids under 18 at home) Have you ever passed up a job opportunity to allow more time to care for your children, or not?

No opinion

Q: (Among parents with kids under 18 at home) Have you ever stopped working or switched to a less challenging job to allow more time to care for your children, or not?

No opinion

Q: (COMBINED RESULTS AMONG PARENTS) Have you ever passed up a job opportunity/stopped working or switched to a less challenging job to allow more time to care for your children?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: