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. See full survey report.

A reimagining of the workplace should include a 4-day work week, paid family leave and a workday that parallels school hours
The national survey asked 3,000 U.S. adults to share their views on the cultural, family structure and economic problems that confront families.
The eighth annual survey finds American divided politically, but loving their own families in similar ways.
Americans remain divided on issues they want Congress to address, but a ‘broad middle’ remains.
Inflation and how other people discipline their kids are big concerns in a national survey.
From book bans, teaching about race and debates over the use of preferred personal pronouns, educators are on the front lines of cultural flashpoints.
New findings show that most Americans hold nuanced views on abortion that could help states craft policy
Only 40% of Americans say they are better off than their parents were at a similar age
Experts say depression, sadness — and unwanted weight gain — were common complaints when folks considered their mental health.
Democrats and Republicans see problems very differently now, which could impact policies.
The 2021 American Family Survey revealed partisan division on teaching the history of racism, with the greatest division between white Republicans and white Democrats.
American Family Survey finds support for spanking shrinking slowly; American Academy of Pediatrics says don’t do it.
The seventh annual BYU-Deseret News survey asks American families how they thrived and where they faltered.
Men did step up in doing chores and child care during the pandemic. But will that change turn into a trend?
A surprising number of families opted to educate kids at home, even when schools had resumed in-person learning.
Only about 1 in 10 Democrats worry about cultural issues, but there’s widespread concern about the costs of having a family.
Despite partisan differences, the public favors helping others — as long as they are in need.
Trust in institutions has been declining for years, but Americans generally give them high marks for their response to COVID-19.
A large majority of Americans received checks, which helped to pay the bills. But the inflationary impact of the generous government aid is the top concern among Americans
New poll shows how deeply polarized the nation is when it comes to teaching about racism.
Families faced challenges in relationships, physical and mental health needs, as well as finances and job security during the pandemic. But overall, the story of the American family in the last year has been one of resilience.
The greatest disparities in attitudes and conversations about discrimination were not between white Americans and Black Americans but between white Democrats and white Republicans.
Compared to other groups, more young adults view marriage as old-fashioned and out-of-date, although more than half agree the institution makes families and children better off.
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Marriage decreased slightly, but the number of people in no relationship has been climbing. That’s according to the sixth-annual American Family Survey, a nationwide study of 3,000 Americans by the Deseret News and Brigham Young University.
The most common activity couples claim is doing nice things for one another. They talk about their finances, go out together, pray with each other and have a serious argument at about the rate that they have in the past.
Fifty-six percent of respondents said the pandemic made them appreciate their partner more. “It speaks to extraordinary resilience among the American people.”
New findings from the American Family Survey show that Americans of both the Republican and Democratic parties are discussing race in high rates.
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American Family Survey shows similarities and stark differences between Republican and Democratic families ahead of the presidential election
While parents agree their children do just under 20% of household tasks, men say they’re carrying half the load and wives say it’s a 65-35 split.
Is there a “crisis of masculinity” in our nation? Survey findings point to real concern for America’s boys.
The American Family Survey shows bipartisan support for helping families. What other pandemic-related policies do Americans support?
The annual national survey to be released from Washington, D.C., offer insights into the pandemic, racial unrest and family life.
Annual survey releasing Sept. 22 analyzes the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19, racial and social unrest and the health of the American family
Is the divorce rate rising or dropping? What about the number of teen pregnancies? Or single-parent homes?
New American Family Survey shows family stability, but rising concern about economic challenges
There are at least 4 policy proposals in Congress. A new survey shows the majority of Americans don’t like any of them.
Understanding what men and women differ on and what they agree on is a start to solving vexing problems.
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The 2018 American Family Survey reveals that the same actions — like commenting on someone’s appearance or putting a hand on their back — are less likely to be perceived as harassment when it is a woman doing it to a man.
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What about parents? The survey found that 43 percent of heavy tech users (5-8 hours on a phone per day) reported experiencing relationship troubles, compared with 28 percent among those who spend only an hour on their phone each day.