The American Family Assets Study
The Search Institute conducted the most comprehensive national survey of family assets conducted in the U.S. to explore the link between family assets and measurable outcomes for young people, parenting adults, and families.
The Family Assets Index assesses how families “measure up” against the aspirational ideal we strive for in healthy, asset-rich families. Families were given a score from 0 to 100 based on how many assets they possessed.
Only 11% of families had enough family assets to get a score of "excellent"
The average score was 47 - meaning that the average family surveyed had less than half the assets that characterizes a healthy family
What are Family Assets?
Relationships, opportunities, values, and self-perceptions that position family members to thrive.
The 5 Categories of Family Assets
Relationships with Others
Managing Daily Tasks
Contributions to Family
Support for Sparks
The more assets a family has, the more likely the family is to...
Act in socially responsible ways
Participate in political activities
Spend time together serving their communities