- 75% of people believe that marriages end irrespective of how hard or easy it is to get a divorce
- 68 percent were in favour of no-fault divorce
- 60 percent did not agree that making the divorce process harder would mean more people would stay married
- 59 percent agreed that strengthening legal rights for cohabiting couples would encourage people to take financial responsibility for each other.
Resolution Chair David Allison points out that political parties have seized upon the family as an election issue, but that many of their policies miss the point. He says: "Politicians need to stop using family life as a political football and engage instead with real solutions which support rather than judge families." Alas, I fear that his words are likely to fall on deaf ears, as sensible family policies are not seen by our politicians as vote winners.