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CB11-TPS.23

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Marital Events of Americans: 2009

This report examines marriage, divorce and widowhood in America. Historically, data on marriages and divorces in the U.S. were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, but that program was discontinued in 1996. In 2008, the Census Bureau added questions about marital events to the American Community Survey (ACS). This release will be available on an embargoed basis for accredited media who are registered for access on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. The embargo will be lifted and the information released publicly on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 12:01 a.m. To sign up for embargo access, go to <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/embargo.html.>.

No news release associated with this report. Tip Sheet only.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: August 28, 2014