Widows in early 50s and dating remarriage
By contrast, previously married Hispanic, black and Asian adults are less likely to have remarried than in the past.
Age composition is playing a role in these patterns—the fact that whites tend to be older may contribute to their higher likelihood of remarriage, for instance.
Among those eligible to remarry—adults whose first marriage ended in divorce or widowhood—men are much more likely than women to have taken the plunge again.
In 2013, some 64% of eligible men had remarried, compared with 52% of women.
The trend in remarriage among adults ages 55 and older has gone in the opposite direction.
In 2013, two-thirds (67%) of previously married adults ages 55 to 64 had remarried, up from 55% in 1960.
Remarriage is on the rise for Americans ages 55 and older, even as younger generations who have taken the plunge once are becoming less likely to have remarried.