In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love, marriage and children—for both themselves and society at large, according to a new Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults.
The Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults is based on 1,029 interviews of 18- to 29-year-olds from USA. The margin of error is +/- 3.06 percent. A mixed-mode methodology was used for that project.
The poll, directed by Clark psychology professor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, reports that 86 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds surveyed nationwide expect to have a marriage that will last a lifetime.