The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents
One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.
2020 census will ask about same-sex marriages for the first time
A new question about citizenship on the 2020 census form is in the headlines, but the U.S. Census Bureau also plans other changes for the next national count.
Share of married adults varies widely across U.S. religious groups
In the United States, 48% of American adults say they are married. A higher-than-average share of adults are married in certain religious groups.
8 facts about love and marriage in America
The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.
The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults
In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007.
Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow
Women’s contributions to U.S. household incomes have grown. Yet, men contribute more of the income in most couples, and this reality aligns with public sentiments.
As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens
Half of U.S. adults today are married, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but dramatically different from the peak of 72% in 1960.
6 facts about American fathers
The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges, as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers.
Key facts about race and marriage, 50 years after Loving v. Virginia
Intermarriage has increased steadily since the 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling. Here are more key findings about interracial and interethnic marriage and families.
Among U.S. cohabiters, 18% have a partner of a different race or ethnicity
A half-century after the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the United States, 18% of all cohabiting adults have a partner of a different race or ethnicity – similar to the share of U.S. newlyweds who have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity (17%).