Are Americans Still in Love with Marriage?


Americans aren't as devoted to marriage as they used to be. People are getting married later—or not at all. Cohabitation is no longer considered deviant behavior. The divorce rate remains high. The proportion of out-of-wedlock births is up significantly. In spite of it all, most Americans still get married, and the institution of marriage survives. But experts are worried about the many children growing up in fatherless families.

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