For those who believe, as I do, that strong families are fundamental to an orderly society and to the success of America, the latest American Family Survey is an important snapshot of family life in our country.
Designed and commissioned by the Deseret News and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, the survey is annually one of the most in-depth studies of American families. It provides plenty of data for social scientists and policymakers to consider as they seek ways to strengthen families.
The survey’s advisory committee includes Karlyn Bowman (American Enterprise Institute), Marcy Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Richard Reeves (The Brookings Institution), and Brad Wilcox (American Enterprise Institute and the University of Virginia).
The 86-page report was released on Tuesday and is available at www.Deseret.com/AFS. That site also includes Deseret News stories digging into study data and results.
A press release notes:
The 6th annual survey of 3,000 American adults reveals the starkly different concerns of Republican and Democratic families in this age of racial tension, polarization and a pandemic. It was administered online by YouGov, fielded from July 3 to July 13, and the margin of error is ±1.9%.