The primary goal of this survey was to gauge public opinion regarding how “family” is conceptualized. A secondary goal was to assess public views regarding higher education in the U.S. 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, the funding of higher education, goals of higher education, and attitudes about gay and lesbian relationships, as well as such sociodemographic characteristics as education, age, gender, race, religion, and marital status. Several questions from the 2003, 2006, and 2010 SRP were asked again, thereby allowing for an assessment of changes in Americans’ attitudes.
Natasha Yurk Quadlin
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.