Public Deeply Divided Over Role of Marriage in Society
A recent Pew Research study among 4,971 respondents based in the U.S. finds the public is deeply divided over the societal implications of marriage.
The highlights from the survey follow.
46% of respondents believe society is better off if people make marriage and having children a priority
50% believe society is just as well off if people have priorities other than marriage and children.
The survey results go on to provide an assessment of marriage beliefs in the United States.
1 in 7 adults don't want to marry
Respondents from the August 8 -21, 2017 survey were asked about their marriage plans:
58% would like to get married someday
27% not sure about marriage
14% do not want to get married
Most unmarried adults simply haven't met the right person
Education is playing a larger role in who gets married
Matthew A. Thompson