Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.

article imageMarriage hits a record low in US — Still on a downward trend

article:337449:10::0
By Lesley Lanir     Nov 22, 2012 in Lifestyle
The number of people deciding to choose marriage in the US is still going down. Adults seem to prefer living together over the commitment of getting married.
A new report investigating the decline of marriage in the US by Pew Research Center, using estimates from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, shows that the downward trend in the number of Americans getting married is still continuing and shows no signs of recovering.
Untitled
Pew Research Center
image:131984:0::0
As the report states:
"The decrease in the number of newly married adults was apparent among nearly all education levels and ages. The only exception was among adults age 65 and older, where the number of newlyweds were roughly similar in 2011 (89,000) and 2008 (91,000)."
Untitled
Pew Research Center
image:131986:0::0
In 2008 there were 4.5 million newlyweds, this dropped to 4.2 million in 2011 continuing the trend reported in 2010 which showed that only about half of all adults in the United States—a record low—were married.
Untitled
Pew Research Center
image:131985:0::0
The report Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married – A Record Low shows that marriage is being replaced by cohabitation, single-person households and other adult living arrangements.
article:337449:10::0
More about Marriage, downward trend, Living together, Pew research center
More news from
Latest News
Top News
Engage

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers