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What's Behind The US Decline In Marriage? Pragmatism

06/26/2013 04:03 pm ET
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Americans appear to have fallen out of love with marriage, says USA Today, to the point where those saying “I do” have bottomed out at a historical benchmark low: 6.8 marriages per thousand for the years 2009 to 2011 (the latest data available). In 2000, the rate was 8.2; in 1970, it was 10.6; before then, it’s popularity waxed and waned depending on how well the statistics were collected, which is to say not especially well until the 1960s.

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