A new survey carried out in the United States has revealed that adults are waiting longer than before to get married and the total number of adults married in the country is at a record low.
According to the study carried out by the Pew Research Center, less than 51 percent of adults in the US are married while the number of new marriages also falling by 5 percent between 2009 and 2010. The study used data from the US Census data for 2010.
The report also revealed that the median age for adults getting married has increased with the average age at which men get married rising to 29 while women wait until they are 27. The researchers added that the delay in marriages was not limited to the United States but was true in other advanced, post-industrial societies.