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What is the divorce rate in the United States?

Divorce in the United States is a controversial topic. Some claim that the fact that divorce has increased is a reflection of increased freedom to choose what is right for oneself regardless of social pressures, while others claim divorce is hurting the American family. There may some truth to each. A quick look at statistics can help you decide for yourself.

For first marriages the divorce rate is about 41%, jumping up to 73% for third marriages. Couples without children have a divorce rate of about 66% compared to 40% with children. The percentage of the population that is divorced is about 10%. The mean age for divorce is 29-30 years old for the first marriage.

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