WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Health & Fitness News

WJBD - Health & Fitness News - Married Americans Spend More Than Single People

Married Americans Spend More Than Single People

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It might be debatable whether married people are happier than everyone else but Gallup learned one thing is for sure: they outspend other Americans.

In a survey of over 135,000 adults, Gallup says married individuals, on average, spend $102 daily. That’s compared to couples living together where the average spent per partner is $98 a day.

Meanwhile, the poll says that divorced individuals spend an average of $74 on a daily basis while people who’ve never tied the knot average about $67 in expenses per day, followed by widowed people at $62.

What’s more, married folks in all age groups were still tops in spending compared to all other marital status categories.

Although the marriage rate in the U.S. has fallen over the past several decades, Gallup maintains there’s “a pent-up demand for marriage” that could finally reverse the trend.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other Health news:

First Ever Dengue Vaccine Shows Signs of Efficacy
Split Liver Transplants May Be as Safe as Whole OrganTransplants
Researchers Use Microchip-Based Device to Culture Certain Types of Breast Cancer Cells
Defense Department Seeks Brain Implant to Restore Memory
Girl 'Cured' of HIV at Birth Now Has Virus




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo