About seven-in-ten adults (71%) said it was very important for a man to be able to support a family financially to be a good husband or partner, while just 32% said the same for a woman to be a good wife or partner.
As far as what helps people stay married, married adults said in a 2015 survey that having shared interests (64%) and a satisfying sexual relationship (61%) were very important to a successful marriage.
Intermarriage is more common in certain metropolitan areas, as well as in urban rather than rural areas.
For example, 42% of newlyweds in Honolulu were intermarried – by far the largest share of the 126 metropolitan areas analyzed.
In 2007, Americans opposed legalizing same-sex marriage by a margin of 54% to 37%.
In 2017, more favored (62%) than opposed (32%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
More than half (56%) also named sharing household chores.
Roughly four-in-ten Americans (41%) know someone who uses online dating, and 29% know someone who has entered a long-term relationship via online dating.In 2016, 77% of both Republicans and Democrats who were married or living with a partner said their spouse or partner was in the same party.