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Public Deeply Divided Over Role of Marriage in Society

Public Deeply Divided Over Role of Marriage in Society

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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 

Among adults who never married, narrow majority want to marry someday

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

Most never-married adults say they haven't met the right person

Education is playing a larger role in who gets married

Lower-income, never-married adults more likely to cite financial instability as a major reason they aren't married

Matthew A. Thompson

 
 
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