Americans may not be embracing the institution of marriage as they used to, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up on relationships. In a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 88% of Americans cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and companionship (76%).
From online dating, to remarriage, to cohabitation, here are five facts about the state of love and marriage in the U. Fewer (28%) said financial stability was a very important reason to marry.
(Seven-in-ten of their female counterparts say the same.) And as far as what helps people married, married adults say having shared interests (64%) and a satisfying sexual relationship (61%) are very important to a successful marriage.
More than half (56%) also name sharing household chores.
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