Poll Shows Distorted View of Cohabitation
by Devon Williams, associate editor of CitizenLink.com
"One of the best ways to sandbag a marriage before it starts is to live together before marriage."
Nearly half of American adults believe that cohabitation can be good for marriage, according to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll. Similarly, almost half believe living together before marriage has no effect on children.
The survey of 1,007 adults found that 49 percent believe cohabitation makes divorce less likely. Brad Wilcox, associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, said there is a growing body of evidence that suggests otherwise.