With high uncertainty in terms of longevity of careers and pay, fewer people got married last year than any point in the last century, the Everyday Christian website reports today (September 30, 2010). The findings are from a broad range of U.S. Census Bureau data released this week.
The number of Americans who are married has been steadily declining for decades, as divorce and cohabitation rates have risen.
Today, only 52 percent of adults over 18 years old reported they were married -- down from 57 percent in 2000.
Also, among adults between 25 and 34 years old, 46.3 percent reported they had never been wed -- the highest recorded number ever for that age range.