Study: 46% of U.S. children live in a 'traditional' family

The idea of growing up in a 'traditional' family is a part of the past.

According to a new survey, less than half (46%) of U.S. children under the age of 18 live in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage.

The Pew Research Center analyzed a recently-released American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census data and found that this number has dropped from 73% in 1960 and 61% in 1980.

The study also finds that: