The purpose of the survey was to gauge public opinion regarding how the family is conceptualized. Data were collected on a range of topics including: definitions of family, birth order influences, most appropriate parental ages for different children’s ages, family policies, the relative importance of nature versus nurture on the development of traits, the relative influence of parents and peers, attitudes about gay and lesbian relationships, as well as such sociodemographic characteristics as education, age, gender, race, religion, and marital status. A household roster was also collected.
Lori Diane Smith
Julie Van Eerden
This study was conducted with support from the staff at the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and used the Center's centralized telephone interviewing facility located on the Bloomington campus.
This study is supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.