October 17th, 2009
07:50 AM ET

Is marriage more important to men than to women?

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Time Magazine

Being married is very important to 58% of men vs. 53% of women. Only 38% of men strongly agree that a woman can have a fulfilling life without marriage, compared with 54% of women. Both white women and highly educated women (61%) strongly agree vs. 37% of Latino women. Of both black and Latino men, only 35% strongly agree.

Finally, two-thirds of both men and women describe their marriage or partnership as very happy.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Women's Issues
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Sam Vaughan

    Dear Anderson,
    Real men love their women and hold them highly. Women are very special people to be loved and comported! The big men love their women with heart and soul. To respected and reverered. I love my
    woman! For she creates happiness, honor and courage! I love her dearly!

    October 18, 2009 at 2:08 am |
  2. E Gutierrez

    i"ve been marrrieg 3 times and no is not that important

    October 17, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  3. Pet

    Who are we kidding? Look at the divorce stats all over the world!! It's a reality and a joke. Just like marriage!

    October 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  4. Isabel Siaba

    Marriage has its ups and downs, as a motherhood, but putting in the balance, it is worth having a person next to you, to share the good times and bad!

    October 17, 2009 at 10:24 am |