MARRI's Resources


An online social science encyclopedia that synthesizes and translates the work of  social scientists into concise, issue-specific entries that are intelligible to the lay reader.

Family Demographics

Trendline data drawn from original federal surveys on behaviors related to the American family.

How Society Works Blog

MARRI’s blog discusses current events in light of recent and robust social science research.

MARRI’s Library

A large repository of analytic and synthesis research on all matters related to marriage, religion,  family, and sexuality.


Speeches & Powerpoints

Read Dr. Patrick Fagan’s latest speeches and powerpoints presented at conferences worldwide. Read More


Latest Blogs

  • April 3, 2018

    Science and Faith

    Though Stephen Hawking made wonderful contributions to humankind and is rightfully lauded across the globe,...

  • March 20, 2018

    Income Mobility

    Income mobility has been in the public discourse of late and is informed by some...

  • March 8, 2018


    Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to...

  • February 19, 2018


    Recently, I led a group of young parents in a case study designed to teach...

  • February 7, 2018

    Smartphones and Technology

    Today’s two findings link the digital world with relational outcomes that no one wants: abortion...

  • February 1, 2018


    This week’s blog was published by The Institute for Family Studies