Most Voters Want A Minimum Marriage Age
Delaware recently became the first state in the nation to fully ban child marriage for all minors, and a similar bill is about to get a vote in the New Jersey State Assembly. Most voters think there should be a legal minimum age for marriage on a national scale, and most think that age should outlaw marriage for minors.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think there should be a legal minimum age for marriage nationwide. Just 26% disagree, but 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 24 and 27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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