Marriage rates are up, and divorce rates are down, new data shows

March 18, 2024

CNN —After Covid-19 lockdowns, 2022 was a year of marriages, according to new data. The number of marriages took a dive around the start of the pandemic, numbers show. But in 2020, the marriage rate was down to 5.1 per 1,000 people, the data showed. Growth in marriage rates may be due to more than just rescheduling, said Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Washington, DC. Divorce rates are going downIntentionality may also be behind declining divorce rates, she added.