There’s so much “social progress” going around these days it’s hard to keep track of it all. The latest news is that nearly 40% of Americans think that marriage is becoming obsolete. This opinion tracks with the rise in the percentage of children living in homes with one parent, unmarried parents, or homosexual couples.
High percentages of people say they have cohabited with a sexual partner prior to marriage. In my age bracket (30-49), it’s a majority. Over a third of people say that the “variety of family living arrangements” are good for society, a greater percentage than those who say they find this variety troubling.
We learn that the Census Bureau is going to expand its definition of “family” in the next go-around, thus achieving a goal the radicals have had at least since the late 1970s.
Here’s a modest prediction: a culture that abandons the social unit that has formed the basis of civilization for 5,000 years will run into some problems.
Thanks to my lovely (and definitely non-obsolete) wife for forwarding me this article.