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Study shows American family changing

According to a study completed by Pew Research Center and Time Magazine, Americans' ideas of family are changing and becoming less traditional.  The study interviewed 2,691 people, analyzed 2008 census data and compared it with Time's surveys from previous years.

Statistics showed that nearly 4 out of 10 Americans believe marriage is becoming obsolete.  In addition, census data showed that marriages hit an all-time low this past September with only 52 percent of adults being married.  However, 46 percent of American adults that are unmarried said they want to get married.  

In regards to children, the study showed that 29 percent of children in the United States are living with a parent or parents that are divorced, separated or have never been married.  This is 5 times the amount of children living with a parent or parents that are divorced, separated or have never been married than in 1960.

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