A new study has challenged the notion that modern day couples do not believe in marriage, by finding that an overwhelming majority of adults want to tie the knot with their loved one. The study discovered that more than seven out of ten would like to be married - ten times greater than the ones who want to live unmarried with a partner. The survey, carried out for the BBC, suggested that there was a clear majority in favour of marriage, when it comes to having kids. The poll found that those who would like to have children with a spouse exceeded those who want them with an unmarried partner by more than 15 to one. The latest survey also discovered that the preferred lifestyle of 62 per cent of people would be "married with kids." Only 4 per cent of respondents wanted to be "unmarried with partner and kids" - the same percentage which wanted to be lone parents, the study found. Overall, 71 per cent wished to be married while only 7 per cent aspired to co-habiting relationships. The findings come as a clear rejection of the idea that co-habitation is an equal alternative to marriage, a trend that has shot up by two-thirds. The Centre for Policy Studies, a Centre-Right think tank, said the findings indicated deep support for marriage. "We are always being told marriage is going out of date. But this survey says people do not think co-habitation is an alternative form of family life," the Daily Mail quoted director Jill Kirby, as saying. "It is important the Government supports people's aspirations to form a stable platform for family life," Kirby added. Source: ANILIN/C << Using Cannabis Independently is Safer Than Having It With To... Luis Figo to Undergo Surgery for Broken Leg >> Recommended Reading Women Will Move Back to Marriage and Children, Asserts Biologist If fewer women today tend to go for marriage but instead go in for satisfying careers, it could be because of biological reasons. And the scene could reverse before long. READ MORE Marriage Could Lift One Out of Depression, New Study Marriage could be an option for depression, a new study in US suggests. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Accident and Trauma Care Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) More News on: How to Save your marriageSexual Intercourse FactsDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?