Survey of “Real Dads”
In fact the Dove brand—that champion of “realness” in women—did a 2014 survey of real dads out of curiosity. They found that how fathers are portrayed in the media is not at all reflective of how they view themselves. In fact, of all dads (which presumably includes those without kids at home!) 74% say they are actively caring for their kids’ emotional well-being and 51% are taking direct responsibility for their kids’ daily needs.