55% See Marriage As Very Important To U.S. Society
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Most Americans think marriage is an integral part of society, but a third believe it’s bad if both parents work to support a family.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 79% of American Adults find the institution of marriage at least somewhat important to U.S. society, but 55% see it as Very Important. Only 18% don’t believe marriage is important, including five percent (5%) who see it as Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,818 Adults was conducted on July 17-18, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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