Maybe we're finally rid of those dumb "Mr. Mom" stereotypes: As of 2012, America's population of stay-at-home dads climbed to 2 million. That's nigh-on double from 1989, when it was 1.1 million.
And according to Pew Research, a larger share of those men are sticking around the house explicitly for childrearing—21 percent in 2012, compared to a measly 5 percent in 1989. Admittedly, the number of moms who stay at home remains much, much higher—10.4 million in 2012. But men now comprise 16 percent of stay-at-homers, as opposed to 10 percent in 1989. It certainly looks like families are increasingly comfortable with dad staying home.