Cohabitation on the rise in U.S.

Fifteen percent of people in the 25-to-34 age group shared quarters with an unmarried partner this year, up from 12 percent in 2008

An elderly couple sit on a bench by Lake Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photographer: Michele Limina/Bloomberg)

Living together is become more popular than marriage for young American couples, according to Census Bureau data. Fifteen percent of people in the 25-to-34 age group shared quarters with an unmarried partner this year, up from 12 percent in 2008.

Among those between 18 to 24, cohabitation is more prevalent today than marriage with 9 percent living with an unmarried partner versus 7 percent living with a spouse. Fifty years ago, only 0.1 percent of people between 18 and 24-year and 0.2 percent between 25 and 34 lived with an unmarried partner.

Married couples do have an edge, though. More income:

Full story at Bloomberg Quint News.

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  1. St. Christopher says

    Well, Catholic People, what do you expect? Satan is pretty much in charge, including in the administration of the institutional Catholic Church. Sex is in — big time, and, many think, you have a “right” to it, however you want it. Nope, not gonna fly when you meet your maker (yes, yes, I know, God is merciful, etc., but there must be divine justice). All your sexual stuff that is not man-woman only, and legally married only, is forbidden. It is all a mortal sin. No adultery, no bestiality, no fornication, no homosexual sex, no masturbation, no Tree-lovin’; none of that! If you are doing, or have done, this stuff, time to go to confession, and then to amend your life. Not a…

  2. Linda Maria says

    Our Lady of Fatima said that more souls go to Hell for sins of the flesh, than for any other! The Bible tells us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit– and we must love and respect all our brothers and sisters, and see Christ in them– and never view them in a lustful, sinful way, as objects of sexual gratification! In the Beatitudes, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!” Youngsters need to grow up learning and practicing Christian virtues, from their mother’s knee– ready for adult responsibilities of either the priesthood and religious life, or Catholic Sacramental Marriage and Family Life! The Church has a big job to do– to correctly teach and preach…

  3. So the relevance of the older Swiss couple might be? Caption does not specify if they are married — even to each other.
    Percentages do not specify ‘straight’ vs ‘other’ co-habitation.
    Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  4. Here is a reminder from a February 2017 article, where Francis endorses the “cohabitation” idea and attempts to explain that grace can be derived from it, as if it were a Sacramental marriage:

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/francis-urges-priests-to-welcome-cohabitating-couples-in-the-style-of-the-g

  5. This on;y shows that people didn’t understand marriage as a Holy Sacrament.

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