Millennials back marriage, study shows

Most single millennials still want to get married, new research has revealed.

A study by the Church of England’s Life Events team shows that while the marriage rate has declined in recent years, 72 per cent of 18-to-35-year-olds still intend to marry.

More than 1,000 unmarried young people were asked about their plans, with more than one in ten already engaged, and a further six in ten saying they would like to eventually tie the knot.


The research also showed that almost one in six said faith or religion had influenced their wedding ideas.

In addition, more young people would prefer to marry in a church than at a registry office – attaching special significance to church weddings.

Dr Sandra Miller, the Church of England’s Head of Life Events said: “It’s encouraging to see that young people are still thinking and planning for a wedding.”

She added: “the idea of a special, beautiful wedding day is still one of life’s big dreams”.

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