Marriage at a 100-year low—and that’s a good thing
Brace yourselves for the latest evidence that Americans are fleeing the institution of marriage like Roger Sterling leaves wives.
A report release Monday from Demographic Intelligence, which tracks marriage and birth trends in the United States, said marriage rates are the lowest in a century — 6.74 marriages per 1,000 people — and are projected to decline over the next decade.
“Even though we have seen a modest recovery in the economy, the marriage rate continues to slowly decline,” Demographic Intelligence president Sam Sturgeon says in the report. “A variety of factors — including sluggish job opportunities for the less educated and declines in American religion — account for the American retreat from marriage.”