On December 22 in Japan, Gibraltar Life Insurance announced the results of its 2022 survey of single people. The online survey was conducted from October 27 to November 9 among 4,700 single men and women aged 20 to 69 (from valid responses, with equal representation of men, women and age groups in each prefecture in Japan).
When asked if they thought marriage meant happiness27.6% answered “I agree” and 48.9% answered “I agree more or less”, which shows that Almost 80% of those surveyed think that marriage does not necessarily mean being happy. By sex and age, women agreed more with the statement than men in all age groups, with a difference of 14.9 percentage points at age 40 (68.1% of men and 83.0% of women).
When asked if they thought they would never get married, 71.0% answered positively (that is, they never thought about marriage). By sex and age, close to 40% of 20-year-old men and women responded (43.2% of men and 39.4% of women) and more than half of those aged 30 and older who never thought of getting married.
As for the reasons for not marrying, the most common is “I don’t think I’m fit for marriage” (33.2%), followed by “I don’t think I know anyone I want to marry” (33.0%), “I want to spend my time freely” (32.1%), “I think I’m too old” (27.7%) and “I think married life is too hard” (25.9%).
By sex, men were ranked first”My income is low” (33.5%), followed by “I don’t think I know anyone I’d like to marry” (28.9%) and “I want to spend my time freely” (28.3%), indicating that many men cannot marry because of their income. On the other hand, women were first “I don’t think I’m fit for marriage” (38.7%), in second place “I don’t think I know anyone I want to marry” (37.1%) and in third place “I want to spend my time freely” (35.9%).
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