The purpose of the survey was to gauge public opinion regarding how the family is conceptualized. Many of the same questions were asked as had been asked in SRP2003 and 2006 but some were dropped and several new questions were also added. Data were collected on a range of topics including: definitions of family, rights and benefits of family, when and whether a family can stop being a family, post-secondary education, the relative importance of genetic, parental, and other factors in the development of traits, feminist self-identification, attitudes about gay and lesbian relationships, as well as such sociodemographic characteristics as education, age, gender, race, religion, and marital status.
Stacie Van Dyke
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. CSR interviewers assisted in data collection.
This study is supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.