Most Young Russians Choose Marriage, Children and Education Over Other Things – Poll
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Turns out most Russians value education and traditional family values more than personal freedom and individual self-expression, the independent Russian pollster Levada Center said in a survey released last week.
The survey asked Russians what were the most important things to do before young men and women turn 30-years old.
Most Russian men emphasized getting an education (65 percent), getting married (56 percent), serving in the military (55 percent) and having a good career (52 percent) over other things. Furthermore, more young men wanted to buy a car (30 percent) than fall in love (26 percent), start a business (20 percent) and travel (17 percent).
The absolute majority of Russian women said they wanted to get married (77 percent) and give birth to children (75 percent) by the time they turn 30. Things like having a career (19 percent), traveling (18 percent) and buying a place to live (14 percent) largely fell off the radar.
When it comes to values, most Russians are fairly conservative. The old gender roles are alive and well: women should give birth and stay in the kitchen, while men must earn a living and serve in the army, the Levada Center poll revealed.
(Writing by Afanasiy Pervomaisky; Editing by Anastasia Fistashka)
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