London, Nov 16 : Nearly three out of five British women think that fathers should take more responsibility for their children and two thirds of the ladies say they would prefer divorcing their hubby than stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of kids, a new survey has found.
According to the study for The Telegraph, women today in the UK see balancing their work and home lives as their biggest challenge.
Almost two out of five women now see themselves as feminists, research for Stella magazine has revealed.
Forty six percent of females think a couple should live together before they marry. This figure rises to 77 per cent among women aged 18 to 24, but falls to nearly one in four (27 per cent) among women aged 55 and over.
YouGov, the research agency, was commissioned by to interview more than 1,000 women of all ages and backgrounds on everything from family values to their eating habits, and from their views on plastic surgery to those on sex and shopping.
The study found that health and weight are clearly major issues for the modern woman. Eighty percent said losing their health is their greatest concern, followed by putting on weight (52 per cent) and losing their job (24 per cent), the research found.
Shockingly, the study also found, 23 per cent of the women are currently on a diet and nearly three women in five has dieted in the past. Still exercise seems low down on the priorities of many women: more than one in five women (21 per cent) take no exercise during a week and less than one woman in 20 (4 per cent) takes seven hours or more of exercise a week (an average of an hour a day or more).