Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OU Marriage Satisfaction Survey

I finally sat down and took this (actually pretty quick) survey on marriage that the OU put out, and recommend it to anyone who is married. It's actually quite interesting and well done. Take the survey here.
Dear Friends,

As part of an ongoing commitment of strengthening Jewish family life, we are asking you to participate in an Orthodox Union international survey on marital satisfaction and concerns. With just ten minutes of your time, you can join communities across North America and Israel in making an important contribution to the Jewish future.

The Aleinu Marriage Satisfaction Survey for the Orthodox community is based on a cutting edge project developed by the Aleinu Family Resource Center, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and the Rabbinical Council of California. Together, they conducted surveys of Rabbis and congregants to gather information on the state of marriage in local Orthodox communities. The study produced such important insights that it has been taken international.

Please complete this anonymous survey and encourage your friends to be part of this historic and unique study. The deadline for participation in this survey is March 31, 2009.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes for completion. You must complete each online question to continue, and the entire survey for your results to be counted.

We thank you for taking the time which will benefit our Jewish community.

Yours Truly,

Frank Buchweitz
National Director
Community Services & Special Projects


  1. Hmmmmmm there are gaps in the ranges so one could easily fit in none.

  2. I took the survey. It's good that the OU is looking into marriage in our community. It will be interesting how people answer the last question, my wife and I both had the same answer without consulting.

  3. Stickler - Where? I only saw a couple Q's where I felt that way...

    HF - Can't remember what was last anymore... what advice you'd give your kids?

  4. Biggest issue facing jewish marriages today something like that. We both answered high tuition costs.

  5. i don't get it...i tell my wife everyday that we have a satisfactory marriage --- what?

  6. Too bad this survey is so poorly designed. I'm glad the OU obviously has concern about the pressure-filled "shidduch system" that leaves young women feeling like old maids at age 22 if they haven't found their b'shert, and feeling there's something wrong when their marriages that took place 3 months after meeting aren't as fulfilling as they'd expected.