Household division of labor hasn't changed much in 50 years

Since 1996, more men are grocery shopping, doing laundry, cooking, dishwashing and cleaning, but women still shoulder most of the work related to those tasks, according to a Gallup poll.

Meanwhile, men are more likely to tend to the car (69 percent) and the yard (59 percent), indicating that gendered divisions of labor still hold true in most households of married or partnered heterosexual couples.

The survey found men participate slightly more in chores when both they and their partner work. However, women were still more likely to be responsible for those tasks.

Childcare in homes where both parents work was evenly split.

An October Gallup poll found 56 percent of women in the U.S. would prefer to work than be a homemaker.

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