May 28, 2008

Religiously Mixed Marriages

27%

Among married adult Americans, 27% are in religiously mixed marriages.

Among married adult Americans, 27% are in religiously mixed marriages, and if marriages between people of different Protestant denominational families are included, the number of married people in religiously mixed marriages is nearly four-in-ten (37%). Young people are more likely to be in religiously mixed marriages as compared with their older counterparts. Hindus and Mormons are most likely to have a spouse with the same religion (90% and 83%, respectively), while majorities of the unaffiliated population, members of the “other faiths” category and Buddhists are married to someone of a different religious background. Read More