They say children are the future. If that is true, then America — and most of the West for that matter — doesn’t have much of a future. Maybe time to put our children over our pets?
Maybe we should call this the Baby Bust. Census data indicates that America’s love affair with children is waning, with the percentage of the population that’s under age 18 falling in 95% of counties between 2000 and 2010, USA Today reports. There are now more households with dogs (43 million) than with kids under 18 (38 million).