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Marriage Is Alive and Well - for Some

Boy, are some Americans losing interest in marriage these days.
According to a National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) study, the U.S. marriage rate is on the decline.
Whereas 92 out of 1,000 single women married in 1920, only 31 out of 1,000 are marrying today.
In a 2011 study, the Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of Americans were married, compared to 72 percent in 1960 - the marriage rate has declined by 60 percent since 1979.
Social scientists offer a variety of reasons for the shift. Younger people are much more likely to ...


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