Thursday, November 04, 2004

family vals

article on divorce rates in northeast v. bible belt, via grahamazon:

The state with the lowest divorce rate in the nation is Massachusetts. At latest count it had a divorce rate of 2.4 per 1,000 population, while the rate for Texas was 4.1.

But don't take the US government's word for it. Take a look at the findings from the George Barna Research Group. George Barna, a born-again Christian whose company is in Ventura, Calif., found that Massachusetts does indeed have the lowest divorce rate among all 50 states. More disturbing was the finding that born-again Christians have among the highest divorce rates.

The Associated Press, using data supplied by the US Census Bureau, found that the highest divorce rates are to be found in the Bible Belt. The AP report stated that "the divorce rates in these conservative states are roughly 50 percent above the national average of 4.2 per thousand people." The 10 Southern states with some of the highest divorce rates were Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. By comparison nine states in the Northeast were among those with the lowest divorce rates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


2 Comments:

At 11:33 PM, Blogger In the Crease said...

JHC, I guess this doesn't affect you much since you'll never need to get a divorce...that is until same sex marriage is legalized.

 
At 11:38 PM, Blogger Jesus Henry Christos said...

you didn't hear? your dad and i moved to massachusetts last month and got hitched. let me tell you, it was amazing. the honeymoon sex was unreal. we did it all over your house. kitchen, bathroom, your bedroom........amazing.

 

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