Stay Home Moms and Politics

Ann Romney and Hilary Rosen are the focus of a new heated debate about working moms versus homemakers. But just how many American women are stay-at-home moms? According to Scarborough, women who have at least once child under the age of 17 in the home and consider themselves “homemakers” make up 9% of the female adult population. They are 6% more likely than all American women to have done volunteer work in the past year and while only 4% of them live in households that contributed to a political organization in the past year, 41% of their households contributed to a religious organization.

Of women who are registered to vote, stay-at-home moms are 30% more likely to identify as Republican and 79% of stay-at-home moms say they “always” vote in presidential elections. The top five local markets for women who have at least one child under the age of 17 in the home and consider themselves “homemakers” are: Harlingen, TX (17% of the female residents are stay-at-home moms); Salt Lake City (17%), Dallas (14%); Bakersfield, CA (14%) and Houston (13%). Stay-at-home moms are 9% more likely than all women to have an annual household income of $100K or more and 38% have at least three children under the age of 17 living in the home.

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SOURCE: The source for the data in this article is Scarborough USA+ Release 2 2011.

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