About the American Family Survey
The 2018 American Family Survey reveals new insights into the lives of American families, examining attitudes on issues including teens and tech, sexual harassment, how people form relationships and the definition of adulthood for men and women. This year’s survey also looked at how family experiences shape attitudes on policy issues including immigration, tax cuts and Planned Parenthood.
In addition to its investment in rigorous journalism, in-depth reporting and commentary, the Deseret News invests in key research. The American Family Survey is an annual, nationwide study of 3,000 Americans by the Deseret News and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University and conducted by YouGov. Now in its fourth year, the survey is designed to understand the experiences of Americans in their relationships, marriages and families, and how those experiences relate to a variety of public policy issues.
- Washington Post: The real digital divide isn’t about access to the Internet
- The New York Times: Is America Hopelessly Polarized, or Just Allergic to Politics?
- Washington Post: Organized religion is losing its followers
- Brookings Institution: Feeling good or doing good? Emotional social capital versus relational social capital
- Bloomberg: Here’s Where Americans See Some Common Ground on Immigration
- Bloomberg: Men and Women See Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Differently
- Forbes: The American Family Today
- New York Post: Going to church is America’s key to long and happy lives
- Faithwire: Half of Americans Think Religion Should Play a Bigger Role in Society
- San Francisco Examiner: When it comes to marriage, SF lags behind other big cities
- NPR: Teen Girls And Their Moms Get Candid About Phones And Social Media
- World Religion News: Only 43 percent of Americans say religion is an important part of their identity
- Psychology Today: No Need to Marry, Have Kids to Be Fulfilled: New Survey
- Religious News Service: Religion declining in importance for many Americans, especially for Millennials
- LDS Living: New Survey Reveals How the World Views Marriage and Family (+ How It Supports Prophets' Teachings)
- Faith Matters: A new family survey raises values questions
- Catholic News Agency: Cost of raising children a major obstacle for US families, study finds
- Patheos: Why I Started a Family Unemployed
- Washington Examiner: Wall Street doesn't need to embrace the Pence Rule out of fear of #MeToo
- WFSU: Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says