A 2002 Harris Poll demonstrates the polarized opinions on drafting a prenuptial agreement:
• More than one-fourth of respondents (28%) think that a prenup makes smart financial sense for anyone getting married.
• One-fourth think they are for the rich and famous, not regular people.
• One in five (19%) believe a prenup is never needed if two people really love each other.
• Fifteen percent think a prenup dooms a marriage to failure.
• Twelve percent think prenuptial agreements are a good idea but would feel too uncomfortable to bring the issue up in their own relationship.
• One-half (49%) of divorced Americans believe that prenuptial agreements make financial sense, while just one in five (21%) married Americans feel the same.