Ideal number of children
Variable: chldidel
Module:
Core
Subject:
Children
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have?

Year Availability
Available in 28 of 32 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
0
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7 Seven+
8 As many as want
-1 Not applicable
9 Dk,na
1972 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1982 1983 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
27 17 16 31 16 16 17 17 16 15 17 11 10 11 10 27 24 25 24 13 9 22 15 6 10 18 13 18
19 30 28 49 28 26 54 27 38 24 16 27 17 28 37 50 54 49 64 29 15 42 32 42 31 26 36 34
638 651 712 753 736 752 934 815 840 742 496 536 502 537 595 1046 1072 1005 946 447 449 963 630 672 601 795 844 691
375 346 347 298 347 353 350 370 331 359 252 213 217 221 216 439 409 365 439 223 217 506 326 346 337 410 477 414
286 231 216 192 222 196 259 195 165 185 111 89 90 103 90 189 162 163 153 81 90 161 102 123 117 132 194 152
49 32 17 27 37 34 37 23 27 25 15 26 12 14 13 23 22 17 14 16 7 23 17 24 17 25 35 27
43 15 14 11 11 14 24 15 9 15 9 8 7 7 3 3 12 11 7 5 8 14 6 7 7 8 6 13
18 6 5 6 12 8 22 3 10 5 3 6 1 2 3 4 7 8 2 1 4 6 3 6 6 3 11 8
97 116 89 94 91 85 104 91 64 70 49 53 43 61 61 120 120 157 134 79 84 214 151 155 133 198 205 202
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 493 531 444 493 526 1015 944 961 940 1857 1906 2518 694 614 672 863 980 789
61 40 46 38 30 48 59 43 34 30 20 37 29 40 52 76 78 71 94 14 23 41 47 49 43 60 66 0
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 40041
Missing cases 24773