Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, August 20, 2010

Believing in Your Choice

From the Vancouver Sun:

Married Americans overwhelmingly believe they married the right person but not all of them believe in the idea of soul mates.

A Marist poll showed that 97 percent of men and 94 percent of women are convinced they found the one, a finding which surprised researchers because of the country's high divorce rate

Ninety seven percent of people in the Midwest and western regions of the country were confident they chose the right person, followed 96 percent in the south and 90 percent in the northeast.

One hundred percent of people aged 18 to 29 said they married the right person.

Although most people think they made the right choice, only 66 percent of those who are married said they believed in soul mates, the idea that two people are destined to be together.

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