Only 20 percent of mothers not living with the father of their children are satisfied with dad’s performance, according to a survey released today by National Fatherhood Initiative.
Another disturbing trend the survey discovered is the vast majority of mothers believe there is a father absence crisis in America, but two-thirds of mothers think dads are replaceable either by mom or other men. Perhaps, the survey deduces, this is a result of more than half of mothers agreeing the media portray fathers in a negative light.
Let’s hear from the dads out there. What do you think of the survey findings? Is it right that the majority of mothers think fathers are replaceable?
The first-ever national survey took an in-depth look at how today’s mothers view fathers and fatherhood. The University of Texas Office of Survey Research conducted the survey of 1,533 mothers with at least one child in the home under the age of 18. The entire report is available for download at www.fatherhood.org/mamasays.