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Changing American Family

Survey Details: Conducted Oct, 2010 File Release Date: 23 Nov 2011

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    A Portrait of Stepfamilies

    Today, more than four-in-ten American adults have at least one step relative in their family – either a stepparent, a step or half sibling or a stepchild.

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    The Decline of Marriage And Rise of New Families

    The pre-eminent family unit of the mid-20th century—mom, dad and the kids—no longer has the stage to itself. A variety of new arrangements have emerged, giving rise to a broader and evolving definition of what constitutes a family.

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