The share of Americans who are married is at its lowest point since at least 1920.
Half of Americans ages 18 and over were married in 2015, compared with 72% in 1960.
Americans may not be embracing the institution of marriage as they used to, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up on relationships. In a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 88% of Americans cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and companionship (76%).
From online dating, to remarriage, to cohabitation, here are five facts about the state of love and marriage in the U. Fewer (28%) said financial stability was a very important reason to marry.
Mobile dating apps are driving much of this increase: 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, up from just 5% in 2013.