Gone are the days when the family made you want to flee: now, it has become the place of happiness. When they talk about the family, the French seem to have put on pink glasses. 53% associate it with happiness, 44% with sharing, 34% with solidarity. Forgotten its more negative aspects? Apparently yes. Only 5% mention conflicts and 4% constraints. This is revealed by the survey that Ifop has done for and Current Woman.
A dominant model ... and variations
- Astonishing, this craze for the family, while everything pushes to believe that it is threatened on all sides by changes in our society and our way of life ... But not so much in the background, because this institution has been able to adapt and evolve its contours over the decades .
- If the French continue to define it in a very traditional way - for 92% of them, it's a father, a mother and their children - They now largely accept other situations: a blended family is a real family for 78% of those surveyed, as is the single-parent family (71%).
- "However, it is not possible to conclude the appearance of new models. The reference remains the nuclear family, the ideal to reach for most people. The stepfamily and the single-parent family are only consequences of the functioning of the couples not more based on the duty but on the love, which makes them more unstable and fragile. It is certain, on the other hand, that our contemporaries tolerate more and more variations from this dominant model, "explains sociologist François de Singly.
Homosexuality in process of normalization
- A tolerance that gradually extends to homoparental families, considered as full families by 50% of French people.
- They were only 24% fifteen years ago to show this open-mindedness.
- "It is precisely because the nuclear family is such a dominant and attractive model that it is difficult to exclude some from the sole motive of their sexual orientation, and I am betting that in a few years there will be the same degree of tolerance vis-à-vis homoparental families as vis-à-vis their recomposed or single-parent counterparts, "the sociologist analyzes.
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