The Austin Institute’s mission is to be a leading resource for tested, rigorous academic research on questions of family, sexuality, social structures and human relationships.

In particular, the institute is keenly interested in documenting those practices, habits, and structures that make for greater sources of family stability as well as provide persons with the greatest opportunity of flourishing emotionally, socially, and economically.

From publishing new studies to highlighting thoughtful research of which the public is unaware, our vision is to create a more informed, intelligent conversation regarding sensitive cultural topics.

METHODS: The Austin Institute conducts its own research projects as well as analyzes data from existing survey projects. It also aims to interpret, assess, and distill the results of existing research studies in its key domains.