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CBS News Poll: Most Americans plan to see their father in person this Father's Day

More than half of Americans with a living father plan on seeing him in person this Father's Day. Fifty-two percent plan to see dad in person, 26% will call him on the phone, while 12% will use some sort of videoconferencing software, like Zoom or FaceTime.


More will be seeing their father in person than did so last year at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. A year ago, just 43% of Americans with a father still living planned on seeing him in person.


This poll was conducted by telephone June 8-13, 2021 among a random sample of 1,008 adults nationwide.  Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS of Glen Mills, PA.  Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones.

The poll employed a random digit dial methodology. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household. For the cell sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone.

 Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers. The data have been weighted to reflect U.S. Census figures on demographic variables. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus 3.5 points. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request. The margin of error includes the effects of standard weighting procedures which enlarge sampling error slightly. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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