Dating and marriage facts
Studies have shown children who grow up in homes where abuse occurs are more likely to be violent with their intimate partners as adults.
The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades.
In 2007, Americans opposed legalizing same-sex marriage by a margin of 54% to 37%.
In 2017, more favored (62%) than opposed (32%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
S., the most dramatic increases in intermarriage have occurred among black newlyweds, 18% of whom married someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 5% in 1980.
Half of Americans ages 18 and older were married in 2017, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but is down 8 percentage points since 1990. In 2015, for every 1,000 married adults ages 50 and older, 10 had divorced – up from five in 1990.
Many of these interfaith marriages are between Christians and those who are religiously unaffiliated.