39% say marriage is obsolete


A recent survey found that 39% of Americans believe that marriage in now obsolete:

Is marriage obsolete?: By the numbers

A new study suggests that young people are waiting to tie the knot — if they ever decide to do so. Is a venerable institution coming undone?

posted on November 19, 2010, at 1:07 PM…
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Pew’s survey, and what it says about an evolving institution:
39 percent
Proportion of the 2,691 people surveyed who think marriage is becoming obsolete

28 percent
U.S. adults who thought marriage was becoming obsolete in 1978

Median age at which men got married in 2010

Median age at which women got married in 2010. The age for both genders has inched “about a year every decade since the ’60s.”

72 percent
Adults who were married in 1960. Among 20-somethings, the figure was 68 percent.

52 percent
Adults who were married in 2008. Among 20-somethings, the figure had fallen to 26 percent.  http://theweek.com/article/index/209577/is-marriage-obsolete-by-the-numbers

In 1968, the late Herbert W. Armstrong wrote a booklet titled, Why marriage, soon obsolete? It is sad that many more now do consider that marriage is obsolete or should be between other than a man and woman.

Marriage is a God-ordained institution that humanity seems to really wish to dismiss, desecrate, and foul up in modern times.

A booklet written by LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith on marriage is available both online at God’s Plan for Happy Marriage and in hard copy.

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