More Americans living without spouses, especially young adults

( CNN) Americans are less likely to share a ceiling with a partner than the latter are ten years ago, according to each of these reports liberated Wednesday by the Pew Research Center .

Whereas 39% of all US adults lived without a partner or spouse in 2007, that number has risen to 42% in 2017, according todata from the US Census Bureau .

“People are more conscious of the potential costs” of living together, added Stephanie Coontz, administrator of studies and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families, a nonpartisan group of experts and researchers.

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