Society Sound Off: What Do You Think of the Childfree Life? The birthrate in the U.S. is at its lowest in recorded history, a trend that is not without its detractors. Take our poll on this dramatic change in the American family. By TIME Staff Aug. 01, 2013 Share Read Later Send to Kindle MORE: Life Without Kids To read the full TIME cover story “The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children,” subscribe here. Already a subscriber? Click here.