Pulse Check: February 23, 2015 Issue


Included in this week’s issue:


Tweetable Facts Tweetable Facts

The Greying of Divorce

Roughly 1 in 4 divorces in 2010 occurred to persons 50 and older.

SOURCE: Bowling Green State University, The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce among Middle-aged and Older Adults, 1990-2010

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Research_Notes Research Notes

Social Media and Marital Happiness

Couples who don’t use social media sites at all reported being 11.4 percent happier with their marriage than heavy social media users. Heavy social media users were 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse, compared with 16 percent for a nonuser.

SOURCE: Science Direct, Social network sites, marriage well-being and divorce: Survey and state-level evidence from the United States

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SYSK Stuff You Should Know

Young Evangelicals Are Not Growing More Liberal

Research from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion found that young evangelicals “hold views similar to older evangelicals regarding abortion, same-sex marriage, stem-cell research, and marijuana use.”

SOURCE: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, The Liberalization of Young Evangelicals: A Research Note

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