In an election year marked by pandemic and protest, The American Family Survey explores how American families are holding up, including whether families say their relationships are strengthening or weakening and whether parents are more concerned about their boys or girls. The sixth annual survey also asks whether the pandemic response from government and community institutions helped families, whether Black families face obstacles other families don’t, and whether men or women are struggling more with work-life balance. The American Family Survey is an annual, nationwide poll with 3,000 respondents.
On Tuesday, September 22, the Brookings Institution convened an event to discuss the main findings of the 2020 survey. After the results were presented, an expert panel responded to issues raised in the survey. The panel took audience questions after the discussion.
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