The 2020 Adult and Family Development Project


Welcome to The Adult and Family Development Project 2020 Survey


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On behalf of Dr. Matthew Lee of Rutgers University, who is funded by the National Institute of Health for this study, and Dr. Laurie Chassin of Arizona University, we are asking for your help with important research as part of the Adult and Family Development Project, a study of family and individual factors related to alcohol use and other health-related outcomes.

Your participation is incredibly important. This survey should only take about 60 minutes.

As a thank you for completing our survey, we would like to offer you a $40 gift card of your choice between Amazon, Walmart, or Visa. If you are eligible to participate, you will be re-directed to a link at the end of the survey. After providing us with your email, which will not be linked in any way with your survey responses, your gift card will be processed and sent to the email you provided.

Your answers are confidential. Confidential means that the research records will include some information about you, and this information will be stored in such a manner that some linkage between your identity and the response in the research exists. All data will be stored on independent secured sites with access limited to members of the research team. After information that could identify you has been removed, de-identified information collected for this research may be used by or distributed to investigators for other research without obtaining additional permission from you.

To help us protect your privacy, we have obtained a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health. We can use this Certificate as researchers to legally refuse to disclose information that may identify you in any federal, state, or local civil, criminal, administrative, legislative, or other proceedings, for example, if there is a court subpoena. We will also use the Certificate to resist any demands for information that would identify you, except for voluntary disclosure of information by yourself or any disclosure that you have provided written consent in writing.

Also, some questions may make you feel uncomfortable, including questions dealing with alcohol and drug use. If that happens, you can skip those questions or withdraw from the study altogether. If you decide to quit at any time before you have finished the survey your answers will NOT be recorded. You may also wish to complete the survey in a private area to help maintain your confidentiality.

If you do not wish to take part in the survey, please close this website address. If you wish take part in the survey, follow the directions below. Please print out this consent form if you would like a copy of it for your files.

By beginning this research, I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and have read and understand the information. I agree to take part in the research, with the knowledge that I am free to withdraw my participation in the research without penalty.

Click on the “I Agree” button to confirm your agreement to take part in the research.


If you have any questions about the study or study procedures, you may contact Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) Director Dr. Ashley Koning at 848.932.8995 or via email at

If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, please contact an IRB Administrator at the Rutgers University, Arts and Sciences IRB, Institutional Review Board at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Liberty Plaza / Suite 3200, 335 George Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 and by phone at 732.235.2866 or email at

To find out more about the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, click here.