Nearly Half of Millennials Would Support Trial Marriages
Millennials’ ideas about a lot of issues are different from the generations that came before them — which is actually kind of common as far as change goes from generation to generation — and marriage is no different. A new survey found that nearly half of millennials would back the idea of a trial marriage model that would allow couples after two years to either formalize or dissolve their marriage, without having to go through a divorce if they wanted to end it. Forty-three percent of millennials backed this idea, with an even higher percentage among the younger people in the age group. Another model, in which marriage licenses would be granted on five-, seven-, 10- or 30-year terms, after which they’d have to be renegotiated, got 33 percent support, and 21 percent backed having marriage vows that last for four years, but after eight you can choose a new partner if you want to. Overall, 53 percent of millennials though marriage vows should be renewed.
Americans Would Today Vote for Romney Over Obama
President Obama has had a rough 18 months since starting his second term, and it’s been showing up in the polls for a while, including a rough new one that found that if an election were to be held today, Mitt Romney would beat him — and by a lot. In the CNN poll out Sunday (July 27th), 53 percent said they would vote for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, compared to 44 percent who said they’d vote for Obama. When CNN asked the same question last November, one year after the 2012 election, Romney also won, but by a smaller margin, 49 percent to 45 percent. Romney, however, wouldn’t fare as well against potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with the poll finding he’d lose to her 55 percent to 42 percent.