Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, January 2, 2022

American Family Survey

From Deseret News:

Views on which problems American families face and what should be done to solve them depends on more than personal experience within one’s own clan or neighborhood. Increasingly, political ideology seems to play a role in how adults in the United States rank challenges. And that could have ramifications for the solutions politicians craft and citizens rally behind.

Three presidents and their different policy preferences have served as a backdrop as American adults have told the Deseret News and Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy what matters to them when it comes to family life in the organizations’ annual American Family Survey.

Since 2015, this survey has asked a large, nationally representative sample of adults to rank in order of importance the cultural, family structure and economic problems that confront families. It’s a broad list that highlights a range of possible issues, including how other people teach and discipline their children, the high cost of raising kids, sexual permissiveness, the decline of faith and crime.

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