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Research Papers

The State of the Black Family in America
By Pat Fagan and Christina Hadford
February 11, 2015

U.S. Social Policy Dependence on the Family Derived from the Index of Belonging
By Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan
February 12, 2013

Family Intactness and Public Policy Outcomes by State
By Pat Fagan and Henry Potrykus
February 12, 2013

Culture Clash: Sexual Monogamy vs. Polyandry
By Pat Fagan
February 11, 2013

164 Reasons to Marry
By Pat Fagan
January 31, 2012

Index of Family Belonging and Rejection: State by State
By Pat Fagan
January 17, 2012

95 Social Science Reasons for Religious Worship and Practice
By Pat Fagan
October 17, 2012

The Second Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection (2011)
By Pat Fagan
November 16, 2011

Marriage, Contraception & the Future of Western Peoples
By Henry Potrykus and Patrick Fagan
November 30, 2011

Index of Family Belonging and Rejection (2010)
By Pat Fagan
September 9, 2010

Mapping America Charts

Sexual Initiation

Number of Sexual Partners

Sexual Risks

Sexual Satisfaction


The State of the Family: Marital Status and Childbearing across Race, Ethnicity, and Education
By Pat Fagan
July 9, 2014

Demographics of Women Who Report Having an Abortion
By Pat Fagan
March 5, 2014

Family and Social Trendlines 2014: The Behaviors of the American Family in the Five Major Institutions of Society
Patrick F. Fagan
June 2014