Share of young people being able to be happy without children in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic displays the share of the young population that would be able to be happy without having children in the Netherlands in 2016 and 2017, by age. 63 percent of the respondents aged between 18 and 25 years reported to be able to be happy without children.

Could you be happy without having children?

Share of respondents
16-17 years67%
18-25 years63%
26-34 years65%
34 years and older70%
Total64%
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Source

Release date

July 2017

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Number of respondents

11,164 respondents

Age group

16-34 years*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* n (16-17) = 1,562, n (18-25) = 6,853, n (26-34) = 2,189, n (34+) = 310. 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.

The statistic displayed above shows the percentage of respondents that answered yes to the question.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Could you be happy without having children?" (Zou je blij kunnen zijn zonder dat je ooit kinderen krijgt?)

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