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Black Marriage Survives Despite the Statistics
Ashley Michelle Williams
December 23, 2011

New research indicates that fewer Americans are getting married than ever before. Results recently released by the Pew Research Center revealed that only 51 percent of adults in the United States are currently married.

For African-American women, the marriage rate is even lower.

According to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, by the age of thirty nearly 81 percent of white women and 77 percent of Hispanics and Asians will marry, but that only 52 percent of black women will marry by that age.

In addition, black women are also the least likely to re-marry following divorce. Only 32 percent of black women will get married again within five years of divorce; that figure is 58 percent for white women and 44 percent for Hispanic women.

 

Read more at The Grio.

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