British Social Attitudes

3000 individuals were surveyed to compile the 28th British Social Attitudes Report released in July. The report summarises modern attitudes towards marriage and relationships.

Perhaps the most interesting findings were that;

  • Attitudes towards adultery have changed with 63 % of people disapproving compared to 58% in 1984.
  • 55% of people used to believe that couples should be married before having children. That is now just 36% in comparison.
  • An overwhelming majority of people agree that it is ok for people to live together before getting married, or without any intention of getting married.

The survey is carried out annually and people are selected using a random ‘probability sampling’ technique, ensuring that a good representation of the British public is chosen.