On marriage and divorce in the United States, graphed, over 144 years

January 1, 0001

One of the top searches that bring people to my blog is still marriage & divorce statistics.

Here’s an incredible new post that graphs 144 years of marriage & divorce in the USA. And here’s the chart, which shows you at a glance the situation.  And the absolute numbers: More:

  • The divorce surge is over, but the myth lives on.” Claire Cain Miller, New York Times.
  • Are marriage statistics divorced from reality?” A new book takes aim at the notion that 50% of newlyweds are destined for Splitsville. Belinda Luscombe, TIME.
  • Busting cultural myths about marriage and divorce.” Shaunti Feldhahn.
  • While divorce rates have declined since peak in the 1980s, the rate for those 50+ has doubled in the last 25 years, New York Times.