Friday, May 20, 2005

Divorce Rate of 50% is a MYTH!

RedStateRant: The Divorce rate myth
I've heard Michael Medved talk about this myth before and was glad I came across this posting which shows how this myth was started and also shows the truer statistics around marriage and divorce percentages.

It all began when the Census Bureau noted that during one year, there were 2.4 million marriages and 1.2 million divorces. Someone did the math without calculating the 54 million marriages already in existence, and presto, a ridiculous but quotable statistic was born. Harris concludes, "Only one out of eight marriages will end in divorce. In any single year, only about 2 percent of existing marriages will break up."
The rate of divorces per year per 1000 people in the U.S. has been declining since 1981.
There's more so check it out if you're interested in having this handy little bit of information for refuting those that spout erroneous data.

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