Included in this week’s issue:
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
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.
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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