Record-Low Number of U.S. Adults Currently Married, Report Finds

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM EDT

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Record-Low Number of U.S. Adults Currently Married, Report Finds

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM EDT

A report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center says that a record-low number of American adults are currently married.

Just 51 percent of adults 18 and older are married today, according to the Pew report, which analyzed U.S. Census data. The Pew report also found that the number of new marriages were down 5 percent from 2009 to 2010.

Read the Pew Research Center report HERE.