Tour of Marriage and Divorce

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The NY Times reports on a survey of marriage and divorce by the Pew Research Center in the United States.  The flash mapping application looks at the rates of marriage, divorce, and remarriage taken from the US Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey.  Idaho has the highest rate of both married men (58%) and women (56%).  The District of Columbia ranks at the bottom with the percentage of married women (23%) and men (28%).  Not surprisingly, Nevada holds the title for the state with the highest rate of divorced men (16%) and women (13%).  For men, the highest rate of serial marriages (married three or more times) is in Arkansas with 10%.  For women, it’s a tie between Arkansas and Oklahoma (both 10%).

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