Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG)


Dr. Merril Silverstein, Cantor Professor of Aging Studies, Syracuse University, Maxwell School Department of Sociology, and Falk College School of Social Work; New York


The Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG) is a study of 328 multi-generational families that seeks to understand how attitudes and beliefs change over the course of life and are shared across generations. The most recent round of research, funded by the Templeton Foundation and sponsored by Syracuse University and the University of Southern California, focused on religious beliefs, identities and participation. The 1,870 members of the third and fourth generations in the families were invited to participate in a 45-minute web survey. In addition to questions on religion, respondents were asked about relationships with multiple generations of family, about physical and psychological well-being, friendships and work, and opinions and values.

If you recently received an invitation to participate in the Longitudinal Study of Generations, please click here.


Vicki Lein


May 2014 to October 2016