A third of young people back polygamy and a quarter want to see marriages allow people to ‘upgrade’ to a new partner, major poll finds

Young people believe marriage should be more like a rolling mobile phone deal

Researchers found that a quarter of 18 to 24-year-olds think marriage should be a temporary contract
A third of this age group also backed polygamy, and 30 per cent supported ‘fluid arrangements’

By Inderdeep Bains for the Daily Mail
Published: 01:21 GMT, 22 October 2018

 

Traditionally, it has been viewed as a sacred bond intended to last until death.

But many young people now believe marriage should be more like a rolling mobile phone deal, researchers say.

They found that a quarter of 18 to 24-year-olds think marriage should be a temporary contract with a renewal date and the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ to another partner.

Researchers found that a quarter of 18 to 24-year-olds think marriage should be a temporary contract
A third of this age group also backed polygamy, and 30 per cent supported ‘fluid arrangements’, where people could move between different partners.

Colin Hart, of poll organisers the Coalition for Marriage, said the findings were ‘deeply worrying’.

He added: ‘Despite all the Government rhetoric about the importance of marriage, they are failing to get this message through.’
The poll of 2,002 adults of all age groups also found that almost half back ‘no reason’ divorces, where somebody does not have to justify ending a marriage.

Seventy per cent said there should be a statutory cooling-off period before a divorce is finalised to give couples a chance to change their minds.

source:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6301485/A-young-people-polygamy-quarter-want-marriages-allow-people-upgrade.html

5 replies

  1. Marriage being temporary does not make sense at all, the purpose of marriage is to stay with your partner for the rest of your life, it isn’t short term. For Muslims, marriage is serious, and it has moral, spiritual, social, and psychological benefits.
    Although polygamy is allowed in Islam, it is not encouraged, it can only be practiced under certain conditions, and with restriction (alislam.org).

  2. Sad to see our society is becoming like this. I don’t know anyone who thinks like this but I guess people do have this mindset around the world. I also agree that marriage is very serious and should never be taken so lightly then when someone feels like it they can just drop it. I hope their mindset will change one day.

  3. Thank God islam has given us a complete guide line regarding marriages.
    These kinds of marriages will endup in a huge mess.
    God bless this society.

  4. Very sad to know the thinking of society especially the young generation…. whenever people forget the right path of God almighty they have to bare the loss. In this condition the society will lose the peace of mind and they have to suffer restlessness in their lives.

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