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Singles Outnumber Marrieds in U.S.

Time to hire a single’s pastor? Most churches don’t have ministries for the now-largest demographic.

Never before have there been more single adults in the United States than married ones, indicating that the times are changing.

Tipping the scales at 50.2 percent, 124.6 million singles now form the majority of adults (16 and older) in America, whereas 38 years ago in 1976, they were a minority at 37.4 percent, according to research released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back in 1960, 72 percent of American adults were married, compared to 51 percent in 2011 and 49.8 percent today, reports the Pew Research Center

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