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Bulletin Poll: Family Reunions 2012

The purpose of this brief poll was to investigate the similarities and differences of those ages 18 to 49 and those ages 50+ regarding whether their family has reunions. If their family has reunions we wanted to know the frequency of the reunion and why they attend the reunion. Among those who do not have family reunions, we wanted to know why they do not have them.

Key findings include:

  • Half of both age groups have family reunions. Family reunions are most often held once a year.  Of the 18-49 age group, more than eight in ten (86%) say they attend; of the 50+ group, more than nine in ten (93%) say they attend.
  • Among those who do not have family reunions, over half of the 18-49 age group (53%) and the 50+ group (58%) do not want them.

Data were gathered by SSRS using a random-digit dial telephone omnibus survey between March 21-25, 2012, of 1,016 respondents age 18+.  For more information, contact Linda Barrett at 202-434-6197.

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