In 2018, more than 50% of young Americans claimed to be single, a percentage that has increased sharply since 2004, when it stood at 33%. In the United States, 45% of adults are unmarried. In the United Kingdom, one-third of all households are composed of one person. In France, 18 million people are single. In China, single.
Single, Not Sorry
The trend in marital status, called the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom, is not a temporary change in contemporary societies, but a permanent one.