World Bulletin/News Desk
A survey conducted by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy has revealed that the majority of families in the country describe themselves as happy, while only a small portion of the families say they are unhappy.
The survey into the family structure in Turkey was conducted by the ministry with the participation of 10,578 families in İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir. A total of 26,772 people were interviewed as part of the survey.
Sixty percent of the families said they are happy, 17.1 percent said they are very happy while only 2.1 percent said they are very unhappy.
A total of 59.2 percent of the respondents to the survey said they do not have any problems at home, 37.1 percent said they sometimes have problems and 3.7 percent said they frequently have problems.
When asked whether they practice religion, 50.1 percent said they are pious and comply with all the rules of their religion, 43.8 percent said they have religious faith but they comply with only some rules of their religion, while 5.3 percent said they have faith but they don't practice.
Some 82.5 percent of the respondents said they do not drink alcoholic drinks, 7.4 percent said they only drink on special days while 2 percent said they drink once a week. Of the respondents, 93.8 percent said they do not go to bars or night clubs.
To a question asking about the reasons for divorce, 27.3 percent said it is because of a lack of love or attention between a couple, 12 percent cited financial reasons, 11.7 percent said extramarital affairs, while 8.8 percent said alcohol abuse or gambling by one of the spouses.
The families were also asked about the problems they have with their children. A full 30.7 percent said their problems with their children are related to the children's choice of friends, 26.6 percent chose the spending habits of their children, 26 percent opted for their children's choice of clothing and 16.7 percent chose the activities their children engage in for entertainment.
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