Would you say these family and career related issues are some of the most important things in your life? (2011, by age)

Importance of selected family and career goals in the U.S. in 2011,  by age group This statistic shows the results of a survey among employed Americans on the importance of family and careers, by age. 34 percent of respondents aged between 18 and 34 years stated that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their life.
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Age: 18-34Age: 35+
Being a good parent54%53%
Having a successful marriage34%37%
Having a job/career that benefits society *22%14%
Owning your own home18%22%
Being successful in a high-paying career or profession *15%7%
Becoming famous1%1%
Age: 18-34Age: 35+
Being a good parent54%53%
Having a successful marriage34%37%
Having a job/career that benefits society *22%14%
Owning your own home18%22%
Being successful in a high-paying career or profession *15%7%
Becoming famous1%1%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among employed Americans on the importance of family and careers, by age. 34 percent of respondents aged between 18 and 34 years stated that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their life.
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Release date
February 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 6-19, 2011
Number of respondents
2,048 adults
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
* Items are split form, with about half of the sample getting each question.
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