Man-Stats - Staggering statistics about men

Fatherlessness is an Alarming Trend

The number of children living without their biological father is huge. But while a man may be physically present, he may not be emotionally present.

Statistics:

  • Approximately 1 in 3 US children are raised in homes where their biological father is absent.1
  • 24 million children live absent their biological father2
  • 40% of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all in the past year2
  • 11 days (accumulative hours) is the average total time that a dad talks with his child in a lifetime3
  • 12 years (accumulative hours) is the total time a father works in a lifetime3
  • 37 seconds is the average daily time a father spends one on one with a pre-schooler4
Sources:
  • 1. US Census Bureau (http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/famsoc1.asp)
  • 2. National Fatherhood Initiative
  • 3. National Center for Fathering
  • 4. Focus on the Family

Fatherlessness is Destructive to Childrens' Lives

Study after study shows that kids without a positive role model are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior.

Statistics:

  • 72% of all adolescent murders are committed by children who have grown up in fatherless homes.1
  • Over 70% of prison inmates in America grew up in homes without their fathers1
  • 85% of children with behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes2
  • 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes3
  • 75% of adolescents in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes4
  • 70% of kids who live in state institutions are from fatherless homes5
  • 85% of all kids locked up in youth prisons had no father involved in their lives 6
Sources:
  • 1. Josh McDowell, author and lecturer
  • 2. Center for Disease Control
  • 3. National Principals' Association Report on the Statistics of High Schools
  • 4. Rainbows for all God's Children)
  • 5. U.S. Department of Justice Special Report
  • 6. Texas Department of Corrections

Spiritual Headship of Fathers is Essential

It has been shown that spiritual leadership of fathers is much more influential on the stability and engagement of the family in the church.

Statistics:

  • When a teenager is the first to connect to a church; 3.5% of the families follow. When a wife/mom is the first to connect to a church; 22% of the families follow. But when a man (husband/father) is the first to connect to a church; 93% of the families follow.1
  • Christian marriages end in divorce approximately 45% of the time. But when a man prays with his wife daily only 1 out of 1,152 marriages end in divorce; that's less than 0.1%.'2
Sources:
  • 1. Word Publishing
  • 2. George Gallup