Society's perception of marriage has been changing for some time. It appears the British attitude is now substantially different to what it was in the 1980's, according to NatCen's survey. The statistics become even more concerning when you consider them alongside the fact that we are currently relying on the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 as a cornerstone for Family Law.
Are we due an upgrade?
New analysis of NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey suggests that the British public is reaching a tipping point in its views on marriage. For the first time since NatCen started asking whether people who want to have children ought to be married, the proportion who disagree (35%) is almost the same as those who agree (37%).