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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parenthood > Marriage

An interesting finding from Pew several months ago:

Today’s 18- to 29-year-olds value parenthood far more than marriage, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of attitudinal surveys.

A 2010 Pew Research survey found that 52% of Millennials say being a good parent is “one of the most important things” in life. Just 30% say the same about having a successful marriage– meaning there is a 22 percentage point gap in the way Millennials value parenthood over marriage.

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Millenials have had to deal with the issue of divorce a lot. They have had to deal with the issue of divorce more than any other generation before them. That being said, it is easy to see way millenials place their emphasis more on 'successful parenting' and less on being 'successful in marriage'.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce | Jul 13, 2011 7:40:34 PM

Marriage is just not that important to the younger generation.

Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Sep 1, 2011 6:24:50 PM

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