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Family Health 12-05-12 Marriage, college students, and parents

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What do you think is the ideal age for marriage among college students?

Think college students want to delay married while their parents bug them about when they are going to take marital vows?

Brigham Young University researchers in Provo, Utah, found the opposite.

A national survey finds that American college students believe that 25 is the right age to get married, but most of their parents believe that's a bit too young.

The survey included more than 500 college students from five campuses around the country, and the students' parents.

The concern about their children getting married too young was shared by both mothers and fathers.

The median age for first marriages in the United States is 27, according to 2010 Census data.

The study appears in the latest issue of The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

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