Attitudes about the Changing American Family

Have the major trends that have reshaped the American family over the past several decades been good or bad for society? Answer our short survey and see how your judgments compare with those of a nationally representative sample of 2,691 adults surveyed by the Pew Research Center. Then find out if you are an Accepter, Rejecter or a Skeptic, based on your response. Read the full report.

Tell me if you think each of the following trends is generally a good thing for our society, a bad thing for our society, or doesnʼt make much difference?

  Good thing for society Bad thing for society Doesn't make much difference Don't Know
More women not ever having children.
More unmarried couples raising children.
More single women having children without a male partner to help raise them.
More gay and lesbian couples raising children.
More people living together without getting married.
More mothers of young children working outside the home.
More people of different races marrying each other.