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Q12e. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Living together before marriage (COHABIT)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 386 31.8
2) Strongly discourages 459 37.9
3) Somewhat discourages 177 14.6
4) Encourages 6 0.5
5) Isnt concerned 91 7.5
8) Dont know 93 7.7
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Unmarried adults living together. (PROHIB8)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 223 54.9
2) No 183 45.1
TOTAL406100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Sometimes when people live with their spouse before marriage, it creates problems after they get married. Im going to mention problems some people have. Please tell me whether living together before you were married has created this problem in your marriage. Feeling less commitment to the marriage? (COHAB188)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 6 0.4
2) No 18 1.3
97) Inapplicable 1,317 98.2
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Sometimes when people live with their spouse before marriage, it creates problems after they get married. Im going to mention problems some people have. Please tell me whether living together before you were married has created this problem in your marriage. Feeling less commitment to the marriage? (COH188)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 4 0.3
2) No 160 11.9
3) Dont know 1 0.1
97) Inapplicable 1,176 87.7
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


If you were advising a young woman, which of the following ways of life would you recommend? 1. To live alone without a steady partner; 2. To live with a steady partner, without marrying; 3. To live with a steady partner for a while, and then marry; 4. To marry without living together first? (FEMARRY)
  TOTAL %
1) To live alone, without a steady partner 131 9.3
2) To live with a steady partner, without marrying 37 2.6
3) To live with a steady partner for a while, and then marry 372 26.3
4) To marry without living together first 652 46.1
8) Cant choose 197 13.9
9) No answer 25 1.8
TOTAL1,414100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


If you were advising a young man, which of the following ways of life would you recommend? (MEMARRY)
  TOTAL %
1) To live alone, without a steady partner 143 10.1
2) To live with a steady partner, without marrying 40 2.8
3) To live with a steady partner for a while, and then marry 369 26.1
4) To marry without living together first 636 45
8) Cant choose 199 14.1
9) No answer 27 1.9
TOTAL1,414100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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Congregational Attitudes: How does the respondent's congregation feell about cohabitation?
Marital Problems?: Does living together before marriage contribute to marital problems?
Recommendations: What type of marital/cohabitation arrangement would the respondent recommend to others?

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