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Men More Likely Prefer Marriage Than Women – Survey Reports

by Medindia Content Team on June 1, 2006 at 3:32 PM
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Men More Likely Prefer Marriage Than Women – Survey Reports

Compared to women, men are more interested in getting married and more involvements in serious family relationships as women, according to a study, which looks into the male psychology.

About 12,000 men and women, who aged between 15 to 44, were surveyed with questions regarding sex, living together, marriage, divorce and parenting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it is the first agency study involving men since 1973.

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Nearly 66% of men, compared with 51% of women agree with the statement, 'It is better to get married than go through life single'.

To the statement 'It is more important for a man to spend a lot of time with his family than be successful at his career,' 76% of men and 72% of women agreed.
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Gladys Martinez, the study's lead author said: Only a very few agree with divorce and a majority with getting married, and When asked about their attitudes about marriage, family and divorce, more men agree to the relationships of marriage.

A sociologist at State University of New York-Stony Brook, Michael Kimmel says it pictures the American masculinity.

Other survey finds that 46 per cent of women compared to 55 per cent intent to have a child, while 90 per cent of fathers are living with their children and shows interest in bathing, playing, feeding and helping in doing homework for their child.

A research by Neil Chethik, author of VoiceMale, from the results he explains that men are more dedicated and committed to the family and marriage. Out of the 360 men studied, nearly 90% of married men answered that they will marry the same counterpart if he is given a chance to do it again.

This study was conducted in conjunction with the University of Kentucky during 2003 and dealt with questions like 'What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment'.

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