There were more married couples with children in the United States in 1963 than there were in 2014, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Fifty-two years ago, there were 24,321,000 married couples in this country who had at least one child under 18 living in their home,according the bureau's Table FM-1. Last year, despite a significantly larger national population, there were only 23,933,000.
The Census Bureau numbers dramatically demonstrate America's abandonment of the traditional family.
When measured as a percentage of all American households, the presence of married couples with children in our society has been more than cut in half since the post-World War II heyday of the traditional family.