Latest Divorce Statistics

Aug 8, 2012 by

There have been many different numbers tossed around as to the actual rate of divorce in the United States these days. The oft-repeated 50% number may be nearly correct for certain segments of the population, but new information in the 2009 America’s Families and Living Arrangements study from the U.S. Census Bureau shows some interesting new figures. Another source of new data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show the divorce rate in the U.S. has been dropping for...

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Late Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

There has been some question as to the stability of long term marriages. Most divorce statistics reflect only the first ten years of marriage in the United States and the statistics for long-term marriages are not as accurate or readily available. However, a recently released Pew Research Center report that did examine divorce statistics for long-term marriages came up with some interesting observations. It seems that while the odds of a divorce occurring after a marriage has lasted 40 years is...

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Same-Sex and Marriage in the Census

Aug 8, 2012 by

New Census Bureau data released Monday from the American Community Survey of 3 million households shows that 76% of those who have ever been married, have been married just one time. The figures are 20% for those who have been married twice and 5% have been married three or more times. The new data also shows almost 200,000 fewer same-sex couples than the previous year with 565,000 same-sex couples in 2008 and 754,000 in 2007. Census officials stated there was no intention of altering the...

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National Divorce Rates Falling

Aug 8, 2012 by

The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s attempts to take the nation’s pulse through examining the hard data gleaned from that door-to-door effort contains some very interesting numbers related to marriage and divorce in the United States. It looks like the last fifteen years of endless reams of professional papers, along with reality TV shows and on-the-air talk show therapists weighing in on the subject may finally be having a positive effect in the area of divorce as the...

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