Monday, April 22, 2024

Map Reveals States With Most Divorced Couples

From Newsweek:

Researchers have combed through divorce records to compile a list of the U.S. states most likely to see marriage breakdowns and the ones where couples are least likely to call their lawyers. Newsweek has created a map showing the findings this week.

The most up-to-date figures relate to 2022 and were published as the latest in a series of "family profile" annual reports on the topic conducted by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR), which is run with assistance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The research, "Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2022," was authored by Jaden Loo in 2023.

According to the study, divorce peaked in the United States in 1979 with 22.6 divorces per 1,000 married women, but the rate has been steadily declining since then. Divorce rates plummeted during the pandemic, with a 12 percent reduction and a 40-year low of just 14 out of every 1,000 married women getting divorced in 2020. The figure was repeated again the following year in 2021.

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