March 7, 2011
Washington, D.C., March 7, 2011—Married couples tend to have higher household income, more assets and better health than do single, cohabitating couples. Four of every 10 babies in America are born outside marriage. Households headed by unmarried women make up more than half of all families living in poverty.
These are just a few of thousands of research findings and data trends on marriage, family and religion easily accessible at FamilyFacts.org, the newly redesigned and relaunched online resource from The Heritage Foundation.
"We've redesigned and expanded FamilyFacts.org to provide a dynamic, trustworthy tool that puts you only a click away from relevant, research-based data and analysis," said Jennifer A. Marshall, director of Heritage's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society. "It’s not just for academics but for activists, policymakers, news reporters and commentators. And for anyone else who cares about the future of the American family."
FamilyFacts.org organizes charts, briefs, reports and videos under eight major topics: Marriage & Family; Sex & Childbearing; Economic Well-Being; Health; Education; Religious Practice; Community Involvement; and Crime & Violence. Downloadable, easy-to-share features include:
"As lawmakers at all levels grapple with measures to restore the nation's economic strength," Marshall said, "FamilyFacts.org provides a wealth of data on the vital roles of family and faith in fostering a vibrant economy as well as a flourishing society."
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