This is particularly true for those individuals who choose a field of study in which they are the minority sex.For the 50 most common majors, the table below shows the rate at which people chose to marry others in that field for two degree couples.can be on compatibility, and, for many, how tied they are to the institution of marriage.
As part of the US Census, Americans are asked about their marital status, as well as their college major if they have an undergraduate degree.
We analyzed US Census data and found that Americans marry people within their own major at an unusually high rate.
It is important to note that the 2012 individual level Census data did not recognize same-sex marriage.
From the 2013 Census , which is not yet available, the Census will report on same-sex couples.
The next list looks at just the chances of only women marrying someone of the same major.
We find that ***Whether it is because of shared interests or mere convenience, Americans who have obtained college degrees are uncommonly likely to marry individuals with their same major.