As a result of increased break-up, a third of British 16-year-olds now live apart from their biological father. ...For centuries, people have believed that it is better for kids if their parents are married. It appears that most Europeans do not believe that anymore.
For example, when asked whether ‘Married couples make better parents than unmarried ones’, 40 per cent of respondents to the British Social Attitudes survey disagreed, compared with 28 per cent who agreed. When asked whether divorce should be harder if children are under 16, 30 per cent agreed, 38 per cent disagreed, and 26 per cent were equivocal. The vast majority of respondents (78 per cent) agreed that: ‘It is not divorce that harms children, but conflict between their parents.’
Friday, February 20, 2009
Brits deny that marriage is good for kids
A UK mag reports: