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Heritage Foundation Launches New Web-Based Tool, www.familyfacts.org

To: National Desk

Contact: Heritage Media Services, 202-675-1761; www.familyfacts.org

WASHINGTON, June 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Heritage Foundation launched a new web-based tool today, making social science research on the family and religion just a click away and easily accessible to the non-specialist.

Heritage’s familyfacts.org culls social science findings on the family, society and religion from peer-reviewed journals, books and government surveys, making the site an ideal resource for policymakers, journalists, scholars and the general public. The site’s search engine contains more than 2,000 findings related to the family. Users may view findings by categories or create their own search based on a topic, keyword or author. Categories include:

  • Children & Teens
  • Crime & Violence
  • Education
  • Family
  • Health & Sexuality
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion & Culture

“Whether you’re talking about the effect on teen drug use, educational outcomes, or health, we believe that social science research on family and religious practice speaks for itself,” says Patrick Fagan, Heritage’s William H. G. FitzGerald research fellow in family and cultural issues. “Our goal is to make this data as easily accessible as possible to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and to those in the media who cover social policy.”

Other features on familyfacts.org include Top Ten Findings, Weekly Featured Findings and links to related databank sites. This month, users can view the Top Ten Findings on Marriage and the current Weekly Featured Finding appropriately highlights data showing the important roles fathers play in the lives of their children.