Unmarried Couples Gain in Numbers, But Married Couples May Be Happier
November 7, 2019
By Liam Stack, NY Times
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, the share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993, [to 7 percent from 3 percent], and the share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993, [to 7 percent from 3 percent]. According to the survey, unmarried couples report significantly less satisfaction in their relationships than do married couples, and that pattern is true across a broad range of areas: Married people are more likely than unmarried cohabitants to say they are “very satisfied” with the division of household chores (46 percent to 37 percent); with their partner’s communication skills (43 percent to 35 percent); and how well their partner balances work and personal life (43 percent to 35 percent).