Post # 1
People routinely cite two false statistical claims:
“Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce” and
“The divorce rate is going up”
Both of these are false. In fact, for first marriages, nearly 70% of them DON’T end in divorce, and the divorce rate actually peaked over 30 years ago. So, why do you think so many people routinely quote this false information?
Here’s some data:
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I like encouraging statistics such as those. 🙂
Post # 4
I’m glad someone pointed this out. It grates my nerves whenever I see someone quote the “50%” statistic.
Post # 5
@Zemerald: This person does a great job disputing the divorce statistic but then, for some strange reason, fails to understand cohabitation research. Again, cohabitation does not increase divorce risk when the cohabitating partner is one’s future spouse and when other factors (beliefs towards marriage, religion, and family history) that contribute to divorce risk are controlled for.