Friday, December 3, 2010

39% of Americans say Marriage is Becoming Obsolete

A new Pew Research stat says 4 in 10 Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete and the U. S. census data says marriages hit an all-time low of 52% for adults 18 and over.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse: "Without some basic structure... it becomes every person out for himself. The main [issue] is the deinstitutionalization of marriage. By making it so we're free of attachments and obligations and responsibilities, we don't have ... the structure that allows us to invest together over a long period of time." (interviewed by Marvin Olasky in World magazine).