There are news articles that comment on the lower fertility rate in not just Europe and japan but in America. It's the one social problem that the progressives does not think has a government solution. We'll just use immigration to fix our social welfare Rube Goldberg schemes! This is another one of those problems that points to the hole in the soul of Western man.
The United States only has a TFR of 1.9, sub-replacement. Broken down by race, it's really just Hispanics on a growth pace at 2.4. Another dissident rightist has explained the only people forming families consistently and having growth TFRs are Hispanics and Amerikaner whites. There is some r-selection vs. k-selection going on, as Jayman has shown dysgenics in American blacks. Whites do tend to have some "planning" and do not just spit out kids in bug infested inner city hovels. They say things like "let's have a house before we have a kid". It is forward thinking sentiments. There is an argument that whites may be dropping their fertility due to being bundled in a nation with now 1/3 non-whites. Have fewer kids but guarantee they don't fall into the underclass and that misery.
There is more to it. I agree with all of those ideas that others point out, but there is a region spared most of this pain that has seen tanking TFRs: New England. Check the list of US states by TFR. New England's six states are the bottom six for states on that list. Regional TFR most likely 1.6, which is on par with Japan, Italy and Germany. These states avoided the immigration flood of other states. These states are overwhelmingly white. Outside of specific areas in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the cost of living is affordable. Much of New England enjoyed a boom in education and FIRE industry employment.
The problem is this is where secular states with broken civic institutions end up. This is when atomization sets in, and few have a good connection not just to the past but to even their own families and immediate communities. Hedonism pushes this down, and that is tied to the old Pied Piper of "If God ain't real, neither is hell, so live it up". The chase for maintaining teenage interests continues in an extended adolescence. Travel becomes a substitute for fulfillment. Cruise any social media outlet for the single white woman meeting shamans and mystics in South America for the "greatest spiritual experience" in their lives.
This is not all of it but very few problems are single variable and kids are not for everybody. This hits just enough of those New Englanders on the margin. There are no churches, and if there are, they do not attend, to remind them of the past on the walls and future in the pews. Their families are smaller, disconnected and interactions are replaced with their television and Internet media consumption. Their mindspace is to those electronic tribes. Who has time to visit Gramma in the nursing home and possibly kickstart their drive for kids?
Their fun is too much to give up. How are they going to do cosplay with a kid? How are they going to take two vacations a year with a kid? They'd have to wait for their kid to go to bed before having sex? These are the same people that joke about Adele needing a new break-up to write more great songs without stopping to think if Adele giving birth could inspire amazing lyrics. They even ask each other why there are fewer Little League districts and teams in the state? How can that be? This is how disconnected from performing the basic function of species survival prog whites have become.
Just one more vacation. Just one more cosplay. Just one more cat gif. I don't have time for kids. Wait, why am I now alone for the last 30 years of my life?