*notable societal change alert* Chart from new study of marriage and cohabitation patterns in the US:
Among adults ages 18 to 44, 59% have lived with an unmarried partner at some point in their lives, while 50% have ever been married. By contrast, in 2002, 54% of adults in this age group had ever cohabited and 60% had ever married. ”
About three-in-ten cohabiting adults who are not engaged but say they would like to get married someday cite their partner’s (29%) or their own (27%) lack of financial readiness as a major reason why they’re not engaged or married to their current partner
48% of US adults say that, compared with couples who didn’t live together first, couples who did live together first have a better chance of having a successful marriage