This is especially true for women, for those who have been widowed or divorced, and for older singles.
Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.
These data generally align with findings from a 50,000-household survey conducted by the U. Marriage rates then receded as the ranks of both the widowed and the never-married increased.
Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner.
That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.
While a sizable segment of the population is single, about a quarter of unmarried Americans (26% or about 23 million adults) say they are in committed romantic relationships.