The number of adults 25 or older who have never been married is at a record high: 20 percent. And marriage rates in the US are declining, and soon to be at an all-time low.
From the Washington Post's Brigid Schulte:
According to new research, millennials are not showing many signs of interest in getting hitched as they get older, and, as a result, the marriage rate is expected to fall by next year to its lowest level to date.
That is a finding by Demographic Intelligence, a forecasting firm with a strong track record. "Millennials are such a big generation, we're going to have more people of prime marriage age in the next five years than we've had at any time in U.S. history. For that alone, we'd expect an uptick in marriage rates," said Sam Sturgeon, president of Demographic Intelligence. "That's not happening."
MPR News' Tom Crann talked to Schulte and the University of Minnesota's Ann Meier about the implications of this shift.