As more U.S. adults are delaying marriage – or forgoing it altogether – the share who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has been on the rise.
47% of U.S. adults say single women raising children on their own is generally a bad thing for society, an increase of 7 points since 2018.
On key economic outcomes, single adults at prime working age increasingly lag behind those who are married or cohabiting
Adults – particularly men – who are in same-sex marriages have a somewhat different demographic profile from adults in opposite-sex marriages.
In some countries – particularly in a segment of West and Central Africa – polygamy is frequently legal and widespread.
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
Pope Francis made news recently by voicing his support for same-sex civil unions. The statement struck observers as a shift for the Vatican.
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
Three-in-ten Millennials live with a spouse and child, compared with 40% of Gen Xers at a comparable age.
45% of Americans don’t think it makes a difference that there is growing variety in the types of family arrangements people live in.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.