- Sara Morais, CEO of GAD3, presented the results of the XI Barometer of Families in Spain, carried out by The Family Watch Foundation. which addresses issues affecting families such as the economy, employment, the pandemic, Internet use and the image of pre-adolescents.
The social impact of the pandemic has, above all, generated concern. In fact, 76% responded that, in the last year, they have experienced or know of someone in their environment who has experienced worry. 61%, sleep disturbances, and 36%, fear of attending social events.
When asked about the social role of the family, 85% consider that it is more difficult to form a family now than in previous generations.. In effect, 56% of Spaniards confirm that travelling and getting to know different cultures is their priority. In the aftermath of the pandemic, however, young people’s desire to start a family increases. 46% of Spaniards under the age of 45 think about it again, an increase of 20 points compared to the previous survey (26%) in 2021.
More detailed information can be found at the following link: The Family Watch
Universe: households nationwide. The target population consists mainly of people living in family dwellings. However, only adults in the households will be eligible for such a comprehensive survey, with one individual per household being selected.
Sample size: 601 interviews with a household member aged 18 or over, in the whole of Spain, including Ceuta and Melilla.
The distribution of households was as follows:
- Sole proprietorship: 16%.
- Couple without children: 26%.
- Couple with children: 41.3%.
- Father or mother with children: 10.3%.
- Other: 6.3%
Sampling error: The margin of error for the whole sample is ±4.1 under the simple random sampling assumption, with a confidence interval of 95 5 under the worst case scenario of p=q=0.5.
Procedure for collecting the information: Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) to landlines (258) and mobiles (343), with an average duration of 7 minutes.
Fieldwork dates: Interviews conducted the week of 10-29 December 2021.
Research and consultancy institute: GAD3.