Among those who do agree, men (31%) are slightly more likely to do so than women (26%).
Young and old, married and unmarried are equally skeptical. Especially for those who have never wed, marriage remains a life goal.
But among never-married adults ages 30 to 50, men (27%) are more likely than women (8%) to say they do not want to marry.
Though they say they would like to wed, most Americans are not in a hurry to do so.
December 11, 2071 Compares the characteristics of rape and sexual assault victimization against females ages 18 to 24 who are enrolled and not enrolled in college.
This report examines the relationship between the victim and offender, the involvement of a weapon, location of the victimization, reporting to police, perceived offender characteristics, and victim demographics. The report also discusses methodological differences between the NCVS and other surveys that measure rape and sexual assault victimization and the impact of these difference on rape and sexual assault estimates.
If someone says they’re in the friend zone, they’re usually implying that they feel entitled to another person’s affection as “payback” for the emotional investment and time spent being their “friend.” They might be thinking: The truth is, no one is obligated to be interested in anyone else, for any reason.Marriage now has more competition from other lifestyles, such as living alone or living with an unmarried partner.A rising share of births are to mothers who are not married, meaning that marriage is no longer seen by many as the only gateway to parenthood.Most who never have been married say they would like to be at some point in their lives. The romantic ideal of marriage plays out in survey data that show whether they are married or not, Americans are more inclined to choose “love” as a reason for marriage than any other factor.However, statistics show Americans aren’t rushing to the altar, and the U. marriage rate is at an all-time low—only 51% of adults were married in 2011, according to U. In a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, love wins out over “making a lifelong commitment,” as well as “companionship,” “having children,” and “financial stability” as a very important reason to wed Among married people, 93% say love is a very important reason to get married; 84% of unmarried people say so.The choices of these young adults are in large part responsible for the growing share of Americans who have never married.Still, so far, the vast majority of Americans do marry at some point.Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons from a nationally representative sample of U. Highlights: Press Release PDF (535K)ASCII file (53K)Comma-delimited format (csv) (Zip format) Help for using BJS products About the Source Data National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) To cite this product, use the following link:By D’Vera Cohn Americans believe that love is the main foundation of marriage.In 2011, the median age at first marriage was at a record high—about 29 for men and about 27 for women, according to census data.The median age at first marriage, which declined for the first half of the 20 century, has been rising since then.