Share of young people believing in marriage in the Netherlands 2016-2017, by age

This statistic shows the share of the young population in the Netherlands that believes in marriage in 2016 and 2017, by age. 52 percent of the Dutch respondents aged 16 or 17 years reported that getting married is something they dream about.

How do you feel about marriage?

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Release date

June 2017



Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Number of respondents

10,199 respondents

Age group

16-34 years*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* n (16-17) = 1,423, n (18-25) = 6,421, n (26-34) = 2,072, n (34+) = 283. Although the survey is specifically focused on the generation aged between 16 and 34 years, people older than 34 were also able to answer the survey questions, hence the category 34 years and older.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How do you feel about marriage?" (Hoe sta je tegenover trouwen?)

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