70% of men would prefer to die before their wives

BY: Isaac Yeboah

When a couple gets married, they vow to stay together 'til death do us part,' but it seems this phrase carries a slightly different meaning among men and women.
According to a survey of 1,005 adults conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, 70per cent of men would want their wives to outlive them.

Women were slightly less like likely to want to be outlived, with 62per cent of women saying they would want to die before their husband.

Meanwhile, 55per cent of people overall said they would give up their lives for their children.

The poll was part of a mortality-themed study, which also looked at other questions about death and dying.

When asked which celebrity they would like to bring back to life, for example, 35per cent said Princess Diana, followed by 14per cent who chose Steve Jobs and 11per cent who said Michale Jackson.

Family members were the people most participators said they would give up their lives for, with 55per cent choosing children.

If they were given a choice, 12 per cent said they'd die for their spouse, ten per cent would give up their lives for their parents, ten per cent would die for their religion and only five per cent said they'd die for their country.

In terms of what happens to them after death, only 24per cent of those polled said they would have their bodies cryogenically frozen in the hope they could one day be revived - even if the process was done for free.

Interestingly though, the number rose significantly to 39per cent among 18- to 34-year-olds.

Of the fictional characters they wished hadn't died, an overwhelming majority - 32per cent of women and 19per cent of men - chose Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson from Titanic.

When it comes to funerals, more than a quarter - 26per cent - admitted to having fantasized about what people would say about them at the sombre event.

And a whopping 40per cent said if they were to have a celebrity's epitaph etched on their tombstone, it would be Frank Sinatra's: 'The best is yet to come.'

Source: Dailymail