Griffith Youth Research.
Marriage for teenagers is fearfully dangerous. Statistics show that 50% of all marriages involving a teenager end in divorce within five years after the marriage occurs. Those who think they can beat the statistics are usually the ones who are fooled and hurt. 51% of those we asked about marriage said it should be postponed, at the very least until after graduation from college. Only 7% were in favor of planning for marriage while still in high school. More than 87% of the fellows who took part in the survey felt that a "good job" was essential for successful marriage.