July 8, 2017

Divorces decline as acceptability increases

Gallup - As the national divorce rate has fallen to its lowest point in decades, 73% of U.S. adults say divorce is "morally acceptable," a new high by one percentage point. Since 2001, there has been a 14-point rise in the percentage of Americans who find divorce morally acceptable, even as the national divorce rate has declined.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One advantage of divorce becoming so common, is it doesn't carry the stigma of being a failure anymore. The acceptance of divorce has opened other options for people too, like having alternatives to getting married right away.

There is nothing like living together for a few years to know if the other person would make a good spouse. It's not a guarantee, but the acceptability of living together unmarried lets people try the domestic life before marriage in a fashion that can be ended without bringing the state or courts into it. This probably where we get the drop in the divorce rate, people want to get to know their partners better before they get legally married.