A quote from a thread:
Whereas liberals celebrate subsidized birth control and the unmooring of what they see as narrow-minded religious moral standards, they fail to realize the alternative that is right in front of them: out-of-wedlock birth rates that are at all-time highs and a destructive breakdown in the family unit.
Over the last 50 years, what has been the actual change in the percentage of children reaching 18 having been raised for all 18 years in a stable 2 parent family environment? (And by that I don't mean "1 man and 1 woman married in a church and never divorced". I mean "2 parents, both a constant positive presence in the child's life.") Stats please, rather than guesses or anecdotes.
Is the 'morality' or social expectation that places high value on a stable 2 parent family environment intrinsically religious rather than cultural?
What other factors might be contributing to this, such as increasing lifespans, geographic mobility or increasing financial pressure for both parents to have careers?
If there has been a significant deterioration, what factors and political policies do you think have been the most important? Do you blame a particular political party for doing most of the damage?