The majority of people in nations around the world say that family ties have weakened in the past 20 years, with the Philippines and Indonesia as stark exceptions, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 27 different countries.
Why it matters: At least half of respondents in almost every country said that they consider the weakening of family ties to be a bad thing. Three trends that Axios has previously reported on offer possible explanations:
- Technology has revolutionized the way parents and children interact
- Many wealthy nations have seen family sizes shrink
- Urban young adults are extending adolescence and turning to tribes of friends instead of family for support.