CA Dept. of Health and Human Services
The California Health Marriages Coalition (CHMC), a nonprofit funded through a grant from Health and Human Services, contracted with Public Values to conduct a telephone survey of 2,000 California residents. The purpose of the survey was to establish a baseline for a comprehensive evaluation of marriage education programs provided by CHMC. The survey was used to document Californians’ attitudes and behaviors toward marriage, divorce, and other relationships, their satisfaction with various educational programs, and to serve as a baseline against which changes in beliefs and practices could be measured over time.
Findings were examined by a variety of demographic variables including gender, age, income, ethnicity, and language spoken to identify recommendations for improving the delivery of services, marketing, and outreach to specific populations.