The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families

By: Pew Social Trends Staff
Source: Pew Research Center

From the Executive Summary:

The transformative trends of the past 50 years that have led to a sharp decline in marriage and a rise of new family forms have been shaped by attitudes and behaviors that differ by class, age and race, according to a new Pew Research Center nationwide survey, conducted in association with TIME magazine, and complemented by an analysis of demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Also at, explore a set of interactive charts to see trends related to marriage, children and household composition.

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