Key findings on marriage and cohabitation in the U.S.
Pew Research Center
As marriage rates have declined, the share of U.S. adults who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has risen.
*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