Infographic: Does Religion Matter in Marriage?

| Aug 22, 2016 | Divorce |

The U.S. is a significantly religious country in terms of how many people believe in God and give a religious affiliation – which should mean that marriage is an important part of life to most people, whether they marry once, many times or never. Unfortunately, some marriages do not last happily ever after, as witnessed by increased divorce rates in the past 40 plus years.

Divorce has been around since before the founding of the United States of America. However, divorce laws are dictated by each state, so some states have historically limited the conditions for divorce. It wasn’t until 1970 that the divorce process in the USA arguably got easier, when California started allowing no-fault divorces and other states eventually did the same.

While Americans as a whole mostly consider themselves religious, divorce rates have increased regardless. Here are some statistics on marriage, divorce, and religion. 

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