National Commission on Children: 1990 Survey of
Parents and Children
The 1990 Survey of Parents and Children was sponsored by the National Commission on Children, and is a national telephone interview opinion survey conducted among 1,738 parents in the continental United States who live with their children. The survey collected nationally representative data on the current state of family life, the quality of the relationship between parents and their children and their interactions with the major institutions affecting the family, such as, schools, the workplace, neighborhoods, and religious and civic organizations. Subjects were identified from a national random sample of telephone numbers plus supplemental random samples of families with Black and Hispanic children. The response rate was 71% for parents, and approximately 81% for child interviews within these families.