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.

Value-neutral education is a myth, critics say. The American Family Survey shows areas of broad agreement on what to teach kids — but also deep divides.
The 2023 American Family Survey shows political fractures in the U.S., and also reveals areas for policymakers to address, a panel said Tuesday.
The 2023 American Family Survey takes a deep look at life in America, from attitudes to actions — and finds reasons for both hope and worry.
As red states’ attempts to restrict or outlaw abortion have failed, Republicans increasingly favor a national policy, Deseret’s new national poll finds.
The 2023 American Family Survey finds belief marriage is essential is declining. Experts talk about what children need to thrive.
The latest American Family Survey finds that parents need help from an unlikely source to manage their kids’ social media use.
We spoke to BYU students about what it’s like to date in an era of political polarization.
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Poll says grandparents help with money, child care, transportation and more — but they reap the benefits of the closeness, too.
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?
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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.
Only about 1 in 10 Democrats worry about cultural issues, but there’s widespread concern about the costs of having a family.
The time might be right for the nation to pull together and help middle-class wage earners thrive, experts suggest.
According to new findings from the American Family Survey, about a quarter of Americans have suffered financially, and Hispanics are hurting the most.
When asked whether or not they agreed with the statement “Black families face obstacles that white families don’t,” 80% of Democrats agreed with the statement, while just 25% of Republicans concurred.
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.
Opinion editor Boyd Matheson argues that an election victory for either candidate will require catering to the ‘heart of America’ — the American family.
Parents don’t want their kids to grow up to be politicians, but they’re definitely talking more about politics these days. Those are among the findings of the sixth-annual American Family Survey.
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.
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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