YouGov’s latest research shows that a large majority of Americans (64%) have themselves gone through the breakup of a long-term relationship. Only 23% of Americans have not. This may be an indication of changing times as people over the age of 65 (41%) are the most likely to say that they have never had a long-term relationship end.
Among people who have experienced a breakup, most have been on both sides of the equation. 70% have been the one to end the relationship, while 75% say that they have had a partner end a relationship with them. Women (30%) are more than twice as likely as men (12%) to say, however, that they have never been broken up with. Similarly, men (33%) are almost twice as likely as women (17%) to say that they have never been the one to end the relationship. Majorities of both men and women have been in both situations, however.