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In case you didn’t notice, the face of motherhood is changing.

Last spring I wrote about a Pew Research Center study that found that compared to mothers of newborns twenty years ago, mothers today are older and more educated. One of the most striking findings, however, from the study was that today 41 percent of mothers are unmarried – and the increase has been greatest among whites, whose out-of-wedlock births increased by 69 percent since 1990.

Now there’s a new report out by Pew addressing “the sweeping changes in the structure of the American family,” that reveals Americans remain sharply divided over the rise of unmarried couples raising children, gay and lesbian couples raising children, single women having children, people co-habitating, inter-racial marriages, and women choosing to sit out motherhood. 31 percent of respondents claim to be “Accepters,” while 37 percent remain “Skeptics,” and 32 percents are “Rejecters.”

Together the two more “tolerable groups” are largely accepting of the modern American family. Still, they remain particularly down on one change: single-motherhood. Pew finds that while “nearly nine-in-ten Accepters say the increase in single women having children has made no difference (74%) or is a ‘good thing for society’ (13%),” “virtually all Skeptics (99%) say the increase in single motherhood is bad for society.”

Pew emphasizes, “So sizable is the difference between Accepters and Skeptics on this single trend that the division of the Accepters and Skeptics is driven primarily-though not solely-by views on single motherhood. In fact, these two generally similar groups would merge into a single cluster if the question about single motherhood were removed from the analysis.”

I just watched the movie “The Switch” with Jennifer Aniston, in which a successful, single woman approaching 40 finds a sperm donor, becomes pregnant, and raises a son on her own. (Attention: Spoiler!) What’s interesting, however, is that despite the “feminist” theme of the movie, it still has a traditional “happily-ever-after” ending…meaning Aniston ultimately marries the father of her son.

As it turns out, it looks like even Hollywood is ambivalent about single motherhood.