State of Our Unions

The National Marriage Project released its annual State of Our Unions report, where they synthesize and analyze data collected over the previous year to look at the state of marriage in the United States. This year's report highlights the benefits of getting married at a younger age. More and more, American men and women are delaying marriage to their late 20s and early 30s. However, both men and women who were married earlier reported higher marriage and sexual satisfaction than those who were married later. The studies also found that while couples are delaying marriage, they are beginning to cohabitate at the same age as prior generations—just outside of the bounds of marriage. Further, couples who cohabitated before marriage were more likely to experience marital dissatisfaction and get divorced.

Read the full 2022 State of Our Unions report here.