Chris Maverick there hasn’t been a recent study re: custody awards, but the extant one (from the 90s) shows that men are actually awarded custody _when they ask for it_ 70% of the time, and if they are denied custody and appeal, 50% are awarded it.

women end up with primary custody more often almost entirely because MOST divorcing couples set up custody between themselves without a court involved, and because when it does go to court, a lot of men don’t ask.