How does the marriage rate in the United States in recent years compare to that in 1900?

Recent marriage rates have been fairly similar to what they were at the turn of the century.

In 1900, the marriage rate was 9.3 per 1,000; in 1988, it was 9.7.

The divorce rate, however, has changed drastically.

In 1900, it was 0.7 per 1,000; in 1988, it was 4.8.

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