Monday, August 05, 2002

Young adults back financial freedom

By Shauna Scott Rhone
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The National Marriage Project at Rutgers University conducts an annual survey on relationships. Last year, the project surveyed 1,003 men and women nationwide between the ages of 20 and 29. Here are highlights of what these Generation Xers said about marriage:

        Eight out of 10 young adults say it is unwise for a woman to rely on marriage for financial security.

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        Six out of 10 men agree that - while it may not be ideal - it is okay for an adult woman to have a child on her own if she has not found the right man to marry.

        Eight out of 10 women agree it is more important to them to have a husband who can communicate about his deepest feelings than to have a husband who makes a good living.

        Nine out of 10 never-married singles said “when you marry, you want your spouse to be your soul mate, first and foremost.”

        Nine out of 10 agree that marriage is hard work and a full-time job.

        Nine out of ten agree that the divorce rate is too high and that the nation would be better off with fewer divorces.

        Nearly half said laws should be changed so that divorces are more difficult to get.

        Fewer than half the singles believe it is important to find a spouse who shares their own religion.

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