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Comparison of relationships to those of parents in the United States in 2010

This statistic shows the results of a 2010 survey regarding the closeness of relationships in the United States compared to the relationships of the respondents' parents. As of 2010, 51 percent of the respondents stated their own relationship is closer than their parents' relationship.

Compared to your parents, is your relationship with your spouse/partner closer, less close or about the same?

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Release date

November 2010


United States

Survey time period

October 1-21, 2010

Number of respondents

1,512 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

According to the source, based on those who are currently married or living with a partner (n=1,512).
Missing percentage points to 100 percent are due to “Don't know/Refused” responses.

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