Sunday, January 19, 2014

A new threat to traditional marriage (you won't believe the source!)

So, channeling a little buzzfeed here, lol. But, if you guessed "conservative Christianity", you might just be onto something...

For a new study appearing later this month in the American Journal of Sociology, Demographers Jennifer Glass at the University of Texas and Philip Levchak at the University of Iowa looked at the entire map of the United States, going county by county, to examine where divorces occurred in 2000 and what the characteristics of those counties were. Their work confirms that one of the strongest factors predicting divorce rates (per 1000 married couples) is the concentration of conservative or evangelical Protestants in that county.
 Now, I don't say that correlation is causation, but when the greatest indicator of divorce is conservative Christianity, it seems the Christian conservatives might be better served looking in their own homes rather than worrying about gays getting married.

(Originally spotted at Friendly Atheist)

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