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Family ties are unraveling globally

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.

Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

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: