When were were back in the Czech Republic the last time my cousin asked my husband: “Why did you guys get married if you weren’t pregnant?” We gave him kind of a blank stare back, not knowing how to respond. For love? Isn’t that usually the reason why do people get married? But according to the Ceske Noviny newspaper 59% of Czechs did get married because of their offspring. What is interesting is that 70% of those who participated in the poll think of an ideal family as having 2 children – no more, no less. This has been a wide spread thought for quite some time, say the statistical analysts.
The article also did not mention the fact that the mom gets greater finanical support from the government if she is NOT married, hence the lack of thoughts of marriage….a little detail.
Czechs (total of 1,082 participants above 15 years of age) were also asked what was the most important thing in life. Here is what they said:
1st place: having a long-term relationship
2nd place: having children
3rd place: having a successful career, getting married
CZ: Kdyz jsme byli s manzelem naposledy v Cechach, muj bratranec ze ho zeptal: “A proc jste se vlastne brali, kdyz nejste tehotni?” Na tuto otazku jsme nebyli vubec pripraveni a koukali jsme se na bratranka trosku s rozpaky. No, preci pro lasku? Neni to preci hlavni duvod, proc se lidi berou? Ale podle ankety v Ceskych Novinach to tomu pry tak neni. Deti jsou pro Cechy totiz tim nejcastejsim duvodem, proc se vubec brat. Kvuli nim by do manzelstvi vstoupilo 59% obcanu (clanek ovsem zapomnel ctenarum pripomenout, ze pridavky na deti jsou mnohem vyssi, kdyz jste svobodnou matkou, nez kdyz je matka vdana….).
Vice nez 70% dotazanych je presvedcena, ze idealni rodina se sestava ze dvou deti – o nic vic a o nic mene. To je pry podle analytiku dlouhodobe zakoreneny nazor.
A co povazuji ceski ve svem zivote za nejdulezitesi?
1. misto: trvaly parntersky vztah
2. misto: mit deti
3. misto: uspechy v zamestnani a ozenit se/vdat se
Source: http://magazin.ceskenoviny.cz/zajimavosti/zpravy/castym-duvodem-pro-uzavreni-snatku-jsou-pro-cechy-deti/419489If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!