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What do you think is the divorce rate in the US?


I heard the convention wisdom is that the divorce rate is around 50%. I took a sample of just people I know (family, friends colleagues and neighbors) and I found the rate to be 20%. I did not include singles and people who cohabit. Just people who are married and what percent are divorced or married to a divorcee. I'm curious what your experience is. It is not a scientific study, just sampling.

 

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    Jack Lee (jackclee lm) 21 months ago

    I understand all the points you raise but I am speaking from my own experience. I looked at 50 couples and I only came up with 20% divorces. That includes couples from beginning of marriage to life long marriages. It seems the 50% is too high.


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