Key findings on marriage and cohabitation in the U.S.
As marriage rates have declined, the share of U.S. adults who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has risen.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
Same-Sex Marriage Around the World
Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
Among U.S. couples, women do more cooking and grocery shopping than men
Moms are more likely than dads to say they are the primary meal preparers, and they spend more time on average than dads on meal preparation.
5 facts about same-sex marriage
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
Majority of Public Favors Same-Sex Marriage, but Divisions Persist
A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians – though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years.
Rift over gay rights comes as United Methodists in U.S. have become more accepting of homosexuality
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
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 country.
In EU, there’s an East-West divide over religious minorities, gay marriage, national identity
In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.
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