Nightly News | May 26, 2011
>>> another milestone, we mentioned earlier, from the census tonight. married couples now make up more than half of all american households for the first time since they started making records. married couples make up 48% of households in 2010 . compare that to 1950 when the number was 78% in the post war era. over the past decade, the number of households headed by a woman without a husband jumped 20%.