October 11, 2017

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.

September 20, 2017

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.

September 14, 2017

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.

June 15, 2017

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.

June 12, 2017

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.

June 8, 2017

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%).

June 6, 2017

The rise of multiracial and multiethnic babies in the U.S.

One-in-seven U.S. infants were multiracial or multiethnic in 2015, nearly triple the share in 1980.

May 18, 2017

In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates

One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, representing a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.

April 12, 2017

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes

Married Americans continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes.

April 6, 2017

Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older

Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.