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A Poll About Marriage


Poll #1340776 Marriage

In your opinion, is marriage primarily a legal, religious, spiritual or social union?

Legal
38(27.9%)
Religious
6(4.4%)
Spiritual
8(5.9%)
Social
17(12.5%)
Equal parts of two or more of these
63(46.3%)
None of these
1(0.7%)
Other (what?)
3(2.2%)

Are unmarried couples less committed to one another than married couples (assuming that the couple has the ability to get married)?

Yes
8(5.8%)
Perhaps, but not necessarily
76(55.5%)
No
53(38.7%)
Other (what?)
0(0.0%)

In your opinion, must a marriage, by definition, involve a man and a woman?

Yes
10(7.4%)
No
122(89.7%)
Other (what?)
4(2.9%)

Do couples who have children, but who refuse to marry, adversely affect their children, in your opinion?

Yes
8(5.8%)
Sometimes, but not always
52(38.0%)
No
74(54.0%)
Other (what?)
3(2.2%)

Do you think of common law couples differently than married couples (assuming that marriage is an option for the common law couple)?

Yes
20(14.8%)
Sometimes
28(20.7%)
No
79(58.5%)
Other (what?)
8(5.9%)

Should same-sex couples be permitted to marry?

Yes
119(87.5%)
They should be permitted a civil or legally recognized union, but that union should not be called marriage
12(8.8%)
No
2(1.5%)
Other (what?)
3(2.2%)

Assuming that all participants are of an age of consent, and give that consent willingly, should polygamous marriage be lawful in your opinion?

Yes
53(39.8%)
Only where the parties belong to a religion that supports polygamous marriage
9(6.8%)
No
58(43.6%)
Other (what?)
13(9.8%)

In your opinion, is it too easy or too difficult to get a divorce, under the laws where you live?

Too easy
29(23.6%)
Too difficult
17(13.8%)
Just right
54(43.9%)
Other (what?)
23(18.7%)

Do you want to get married (assuming that the law will allow you to marry the partner of your choice)?

Yes
40(29.4%)
Probably
14(10.3%)
I'm not sure
27(19.9%)
Probably not
5(3.7%)
No
20(14.7%)
I'm already happily married
24(17.6%)
I'm already married, but not so happily
3(2.2%)
Other (what?)
3(2.2%)
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