TALLAHASSEE - Dec 27 - According to a new research report by the Pew Research Center, ~39% of adults say marriage is becoming obsolete, up from 28% in 1978. At the same time, child-bearing and cohabitation are rising dramatically among young people. The benefits of marriage have been exhaustively researched. Healthy marriage has a positive impact on men, women and children in every leading social indicator. Married people are happier, healthier, wealthier, better-educated and have better sex lives. Healthy marriages are good for economic development and reduce crime. Children in married households are less likely to be poor, suffer abuse, experience depression or be involved in risky behaviors, and more likely to do well in school.
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