Individuals who believed that marriage is an important institution in the UK in 2017

This statistic displays the share of respondents who believed that marriage is an important institution in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. Of the different generational groups identified, the group who agreed with this the most was the Boomer group, with 55 percent stating that marriage is an important institution. The generational group who agreed with this the least was Gen Z, with only 36 percent from this group agreeing that marriage is an important institution.

Share of generational groups who believed that marriage is an important institution in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

Share of respondents
Gen Z36%
Millennials39%
Gen X41%
Boomers55%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

2,500 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Generations defined as:
Gen Z: 16-21 years Millennials: 22-35 years Gen X: 36-55 years Boomers: 56+ years
These age bands have been weighted to represent the UK population, as has gender (49% male, 51% female)

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