Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married: A Record Low

  • by: Pew Research Center 12/16/11

New Marriages Down 5% from 2009 to 2010

Barely half of all adults in the United States -- a record low -- are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data. ... Other adult living arrangements-including cohabitation, single-person households and single parenthood-have all grown more prevalent in recent decades (


This news report has serious implications for American society, and as you know, A&M is on the front lines of promoting the objective benefits of marriage.  The Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership exists to ensure that every teenager in the country has the opportunity to hear a clearly reasoned, positive presentation on the benefits of abstinence until marriage and instruction on preparing for a healthy future marriage.  This message is increasingly necessary, and we can't do it without your help.