Young People Still Believe In Marriage Study Shows

06.09.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Saint Joe's University in Philadelphia took a look at 400 people ages 21 to 38 from New York, San Diego, Saint Paul, and rural Iowa. They found that young adults in rural areas had a 1950s view of marriage, whereas those in cities saw it as a social expectation. However, both sets said they planned to eventually tie the knot -- 90%, in fact. The authors said one of the great myths is that young people don't want to get married. That's not true. They just want stability first -- a college education, housing, and a career.