Marriage is on the decline and divorce is on the rise among the “moderately educated

Marriage is on the decline and divorce is on the rise among the “moderately educated”– that is, those with a high school diploma but without a college degree– according to the latest edition of “The State of Our Unions,” an annual study published by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values.

“The attitudes of the moderately educated have traditionally been more socially conservative on a cluster of marriage-related matters, but they now appear to be turning more socially permissive, even as highly educated Americans have become more likely to embrace a marriage-minded mindset,” the study observes.

The study also found that while 34% of 25-to-60-year-olds with college degrees attend church regularly, only 28% of the “moderately educated” and 23% of the “least educated” do so.

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This post was written by Mark Keenan. Editor of the Divorce Online Blog and Managing Director of Online Legal Service Ltd. Mark has been writing about divorce and related subjects for over 20+ years and is an expert in legal marketing.

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