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
The share of unpartnered mothers who are employed and at work has fallen more precipitously than among other parents.
Three-in-ten Millennials live with a spouse and child, compared with 40% of Gen Xers at a comparable age.
In the United States, 27% of adults ages 60 and older live alone, compared with 16% of adults in the 130 countries and territories studied.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
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.
The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.
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.