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American Family Survey — Reports

Full survey reports from the annual, nationwide study

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. Conducted first in 2015, the survey is designed to reveal the experiences of Americans in their relationships, marriages and families, and how those experiences relate to a variety of current events and public policy issues.

The survey is covered widely by news organizations. Deseret News coverage of the survey can be found at Deseret.com/afs.

Survey Reports

2021: Resilience in the Face of Challenges (PDF)

2020: Family Life During a Pandemic (PDF)

2019: Trends, Knowledge and Family Leave Policy (PDF)

2018: Identities, Opportunities and Challenges (PDF)

2017: Marriage and Family in the Age of Trump (PDF)

2016: Attitudes, Practices & Policy Opinions (PDF)

2015: Attitudes, Practices & Policy Opinions (PDF)

Topline reports and data sets are available for download from BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy.