Our research team has compiled available data from the US Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources to put together this statistical profile of the demographic and economic circumstances facing unmarried women in the United States as a whole.
Report updated May 2017
In 2016, the members of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—unmarried women, people of color and Millennials aged 18-35—will make up at least 56 percent of the U.S. population eligible to vote. But right now, more than four in ten (42 percent) of the RAE are not registered to vote. The largest RAE subgroups that are least likely to be registered are Millennials, Hispanics and unmarried women. The greatest opportunity to expand the electorate so it reflects the changes in our population is through registration.