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State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Alabama 51% 5% 18% 4% 22% 180
Alaska 51% 13% 6% 2% 28% 144
Arizona 42% 9% 19% 4% 26% 285
Arkansas 41% 9% 20% 11% 20% 114
California 43% 11% 12% 6% 28% 1,590
Colorado 59% 12% 8% 3% 18% 209
Connecticut 45% 6% 14% 4% 31% 194
Delaware 53% 13% 8% 8% 18% 141
District of Columbia 25% 14% 8% 8% 46% 116
Florida 42% 9% 15% 7% 26% 928
Georgia 43% 7% 18% 6% 25% 358
Hawaii 42% 14% 13% 8% 24% 156
Idaho 59% 8% 17% 6% 11% 150
Illinois 46% 8% 12% 5% 29% 591
Indiana 49% 8% 12% 9% 22% 282
Iowa 52% 9% 12% 8% 20% 148
Kansas 47% 9% 15% 6% 23% 139
Kentucky 44% 2% 15% 10% 29% 174
Louisiana 38% 12% 17% 8% 25% 172
Maine 54% 11% 16% 5% 14% 166
Maryland 43% 8% 10% 7% 32% 282
Massachusetts 39% 10% 13% 8% 29% 364
Michigan 43% 12% 14% 7% 24% 446
Minnesota 49% 6% 9% 6% 30% 261
Missouri 44% 11% 15% 9% 22% 266
Montana 59% 9% 8% 8% 16% 138
Nebraska 50% 4% 14% 5% 26% 133
Nevada 41% 15% 13% 8% 24% 162
New Hampshire 47% 13% 14% 5% 20% 168
New Jersey 49% 8% 10% 7% 26% 417
New Mexico 41% 9% 14% 6% 30% 115
New York 43% 9% 10% 7% 31% 931
North Carolina 44% 7% 14% 5% 30% 391
North Dakota 48% 5% 12% 7% 28% 159
Ohio 45% 9% 11% 7% 27% 526
Oklahoma 48% 11% 16% 6% 20% 163
Oregon 51% 5% 15% 9% 21% 185
Pennsylvania 47% 9% 10% 8% 26% 587
Rhode Island 42% 13% 15% 8% 22% 156
South Carolina 43% 13% 14% 9% 21% 175
South Dakota 51% 14% 10% 7% 17% 139
Tennessee 46% 12% 12% 4% 26% 230
Texas 48% 8% 14% 5% 25% 948
Utah 44% 18% 13% 7% 17% 119
Vermont 60% 9% 11% 4% 16% 161
Virginia 45% 8% 13% 7% 27% 349
Washington 45% 11% 15% 7% 23% 308
West Virginia 46% 13% 21% 5% 14% 124
Wisconsin 60% 4% 13% 5% 18% 266
Wyoming 59% 9% 11% 3% 18% 125

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