Thursday, November 18, 2010

40% of Americans say marriage is obsolete

"As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren't needed to have a family."
Even the Census Bureau is redefining what constitutes Because, according to the Pew Research Poll, about 39 percent of Americans said marriage was becoming obsolete.
Things were different a little over three decades ago, by eleven percentage points
"In 1978, just 28 percent believed marriage was becoming obsolete."
And we wonder why more teens are getting pregnant, using drugs, committing suicide and getting fatter. Where is the love when young women grow up without the hope of being the apple of their husband's eye? When they believe they only have being used by men and raising children with temporary 'dads' who are apt to leave or abuse them?

Read the entire article at Yahoo news.
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Anonymous said...

"marriage may have been more prevalent a generation ago, but most married or cohabiting respondents today believe their own relationship compares favorably with their parents’. Some 51% say they have a closer relationship with their spouse or partner than their parents had with each other, while just 5% characterize their own relationship as less close."


Leticia said...

I wonder if their parents would agree. Has anyone asked them?