More than eight in ten (86 percent) fathers today are spending more time with their kids than their own fathers did in the previous generation, according to a new national survey conducted by the Ad Council. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in three children (more than 24 million) inAmerica live apart from their biological fathers. However, theNationalCenter for Education Statistics reports that even when fathers do not share a home with their children, their active involvement can have a lasting and positive impact. “The survey validates the trend that family dynamics are changing for the best. Amidst their challenges, in general fathers are stepping up and becoming more active than ever in the lives of their children and families,” said Kenneth Braswell, Director of the NRFC. (

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