Marriage

Date Never Married Divorced or Separated Widowed Married
1960 15 5 9 72
1970 17 6 9 69
1980 20 9 8 62
1990 23 11 8 58
2000 23 13 7 57
2008 27 14 7 52
2010 28 14 6 51
2011 29 14 6 51
2012 29 14 6 51
2013 30 14 6 50
2014 30 14 6 50

Note: Based on adults ages 18 and older. Percents may not total 100% due to rounding.

Source: Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. decennial census (1960-2000) and American Community Survey data (2008, 2010-2014), IPUMS.

The share of adults who are married has been steadily declining for decades. In 2014, just half of Americans were married, down from 57% in 2000. In 1960, 72% of U.S. adults were married. Read more