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With a recent Pew Research study finding a quarter of 40-year-olds in the U.S. have never been married, it may be a trend that continues as young adults rethink future nuptials.
A recent report on marriage opinions among Millennials and Gen Zers found 2 in 5 think marriage is an outdated tradition and 73% feel it’s too expensive to get married in the current economy.
- 3 in 5 unmarried couples live with their partners
- 1 in 2 said finances were part of their decision to move in together
- 39% don’t split costs equally
In fact, 50% of couples don’t split the rent or mortgage equally and 37% feel like their relationship is financially unequal. When it comes to kids, 86% don’t split the costs for their children equally.
Take a look at the data for more insights, including how couples share pets and the U.S. cities with the most unmarried couples living together.