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Marriage and Cohabitation in the U.S.


Pew Research Center received invaluable advice in developing the questionnaire from Philip N. Cohen, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland; and Wendy D. Manning, Dr. Howard E. Aldrich and Penny Daum Aldrich Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Kim Parker, Director, Social Trends Research Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director, Research Nikki Graf, Research Associate Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher Anna Brown, Research Associate Deja Thomas, Research Assistant Jesse Bennett, Research Assistant Tanya Arditi, Communications Manager Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer David Kent, Copy Editor Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer

 In addition, the project benefited greatly from the guidance of the Pew Research Center methodology team: Courtney Kennedy, Andrew Mercer, Nick Bertoni, Nick Hatley and Arnold Lau.

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