(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – A large majority of Americans hope to be married one day, even as Americans' attitudes about marriage have changed dramatically over the last decade.
Eighty-one percent of Americans who have never been married would like to be married someday, according to a recent survey by Gallup which explored American attitudes towards a range of issues regarding children, sexuality, and marriage. Those changing attitudes include the revelation that the majority of those who attend church weekly do not believe it is very important for parents who have children together to marry.
One surprising find in the survey is how differently Americans view children being born outside of marriage than they did a decade and a half ago. In 2006, 49 percent of Americans believed that it is "very important for couples with children together to legally marry." That percentage dropped to 29 percent in 2020 while those who say it is not too important or not important at all grew from 23 percent to 40 percent. This means the personal view that it is not important for people who have children together to get married is not the prevailing American view.
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