Is marriage as an institution destined to go the way of the dinosaurs? According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of Americans under 30 believe marriage is "heading for extinction." The strange part is that of that 44 percent, only 5 percent don't want to get married. Interesting, albeit depressing, numbers. The rest of the poll isn't any more hopeful. Forty percent of those surveyed in general agreed that marriage is "obsolete."
From a Time Magazine story on the Pew poll: