How do adults define relationships today? Is having a relationship important for a happy and fulfilling life? Does finding a soul mate really matter? In order to answer these questions, Chemistry.com had Harris Interactive conduct a survey on relationships. Over the next several weeks, we will be revealing the surprising results to this survey.

Nearly two in three adults say a long-term committed relationship is important for a happy and fulfilling life, a larger proportion than value marriage.
Q1005: In your opinion, how important are each of the following for a happy and fulfilling life?
Base: All single respondents (n= 737)
About three in four single adults disagree that marriage is a top priority for them right now. And almost four in ten singles say they are not sure if they ever want to get married.
Q1080: How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about marriage for you,
Base: All single respondents (n=737)

Survey Methodology
Harris Interactive conducted the online survey on behalf of Chemistry.com between March 30 and April 3, 2007, among a nationally representative sample of 2,549 U.S. adults age 18 and older. Figures for region, age within gender, education, household income and race/ethnicity were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.´┐Ż Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents´┐Ż propensity to be online.

With a pure probability sample of 2,549, one could say with a 95% probability that the overall results would have a sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points. Sampling error for data based on sub-samples would be higher and would vary. However, that does not take other sources of error into account. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
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