At a time of deep partisan identities and divisions, the American Family Survey explores which identities — party, family, career, religion, race — are most important to American families. The fourth annual survey examines how men and women still think differently about sexual harassment and consent in light of the #MeToo movement, what parents of teens say are the biggest challenges facing their children, and how family experiences shape public policy attitudes on local and national issues such as immigration, tax policy, and spending priorities. The American Family Survey is an annual, nationwide poll with 3,000 respondents.
On Friday, November 30, the Brookings Institution convened an event to discuss the main findings of the 2018 survey. After the results were presented, an expert panel responded to issues raised in the survey. The panel took questions from the audience after the discussion.