Four-in-ten Canadians have never married, says survey

wedding photo
Photo by Anne Edgar.

The Canadian Bazaar

TORONTO: It is not good news for wedding planners and the institution of marriage.

More than half of Canadians think that marriage is not necessary and four-in-ten Canadian adults have never been married, says a new survey.

The survey by the Angus Reid Institute shows that 53 percent Canadians think that “marriage is simply not necessary.’’

Only 47 percent Canadians feel that a couple planning to spend the rest of their lives together should get legally married.

Despite being lukewarm to marriage, a majority feel that getting married is “a more genuine form of commitment’’ than living in a common-law relationship.

Interestingly, 76 percent Canadians reject the notion that a religious wedding is more ‘legitimate’ than a civil one. Only 18 percent agree with the statement: “A religious wedding ceremony is more legitimate than a civil wedding.”

Still, most of those who are married say that they tied the knot at a religious service.

Seven-in-ten (71 percent) Canadians say that couples should live together before getting married. Only 19 percent disapprove of live-in before marriage.

The survey shows that 73 percent Canadians in the age group of 18-34 have never been married.

Only 43 percent Canadians are currently married. And one-in-four (40 percent) have never married.

About 47 percent of those who have never married say that financial instability was the “major reason” for their single status.

Previous articleFake Uber driver sexually assaults two women
Next articleGorgeous Disha Patani
Facebook Comments


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here