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The ethnic differences in the prevalence of traditional marriage are huge. Among the nearly five million children in the ACS from 2014 to 2021, these were the percentages of children living with married birth parents broken down by the child’s ethnicity:

  • Asian 82%
  • White 62%
  • Other or Mixed 50%
  • Latino 43%
  • Black 23%

Asian children and black children effectively live in different familial worlds. The difference in living situations between white and black children is less dramatic but still extremely large.

Source: Charles Murray, “The Geography of Traditional Families in America.” American Enterprise Institute, April, 2023.


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