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New study: conservatives are more likely to be happily married than progressives

New study from social science researchers W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger.

It’s written up in The Federalist.

Excerpt:

In the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the best barometers of American society, ideology is measured by asking respondents to rate their political attitudes on a liberal-conservative continuum (1 = extremely liberal, 7 = extremely conservative).

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News

Video: The economics of sex

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before.

Consider the irony: The feminists handed men the power over women to dictate our lives.

Feminism

Map shows where marriage is dying (and thriving) in the U.S.

UNITED STATES — The number of Americans who have always been single and will likely never marry is at a historic high.

According to a 2014 Pew Research report, “about 20 percent of Americans older than 25 had always been single in 2012, up from 9 percent in 1960.” And if things trend in this direct, their analysis suggests that 25 percent of millennials will never marry. 494 more words

Watercooler

Historical Marriage & Divorce Data for the United States 1867-1967

This document summarizes the long-term trends in marriage and divorce in the Untied States between 1867-1967.  Much of this can be found elsewhere, but there are some fun bits of historical trivia that show how marriage and divorce have changed and not changed over this historical period.   7 more words

Demographics

The power of the PA Millennial boom

This year, the Millennial generation will eclipse the Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, totaling 75.3 million, according to U.S. Census data.

For our purposes, the Millennials are that broad group born between 1981 and 1997, making them between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015, as defined by the Pew Research Center. 1,980 more words

Metro

Why divorce rates are declining

Divorce is on the decline according to new research announced in the New York Times. Rates have been declining for three decades, after peaking in the 70s and 80s. 435 more words

Marriage

Why Are Marriage Rates Hitting New Lows?

The latest census data show that the rate of marriage in America is still declining.  In fact, the marriage rate has hit an all-time low, and the number of Americans over 25 who have never been married has hit an all-time high.  444 more words

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