Marriage is a hot topic, and part of defining when it is socially accepted to get married or to predict how long a marriage will last is to look at teen marriage. Teen marriage may be a concern for many parents, but you may be surprised to read teens' views on marriage in comparison to what you may think teens' views on marriage are.
In February 2002, President Bush asked Congress to earmark $300 million in the next welfare-reform law for states to develop programs that encourage two-parent married families.
But he may want to consult with the next generation to tie — or not tie — the knot before he puts the finishing touches on the nation's new marriage policy.
According to Changes in Teen Attitudes Toward Marriage, Cohabitation and Children, 1975 — 1995, from Rutgers University's, young adults today are not optimistic about the possibility of lifelong marriage.