Divorce statistics in the United States
- Almost 49 percent of the marriages end up in divorces
- First marriages end up in divorces in an average duration of just less than 8 years
- 60 percent of all divorces are related to individuals aged 25 to 39
- There were more than 21 million divorces in the year 2000. In the same year, 58 million couples were married and still lived separated
- The divorce rate of first time marriages is almost 10 percent lesser than the divorce rate for second marriages
- Over a 40 year period, 67 percent of first marriages terminate in a divorce and 50 percent of these divorces take place within the first 7 years
- Every year more than 1 million children are affected by divorce
- Average duration of divorce proceedings = 1 year
- After being divorced for the first time, the average number of years individuals wait to remarry are 3.3 for males and 3.1 for females
- 10 percent of the American population is divorced
- Nevada State has the highest divorce rate at 9.1 per 1000 population
- Massachusetts State has the lowest divorce rate at 2.4 per 1000 population
- Those couples who have an annual income of less than 0.25 million USD have a 50 percent possibility of getting divorced
- Women who marry before their 25th birthday constitute 64 percent of all divorces in America
- Women who marry in their late twenties constitute 16 percent of the divorces in the country
- 25 percent of the adults experienced minimum 1 divorce during the course of their life
- As compared with other faith groups, the divorce rate amongst conservative Christians was considerably more
- 11 southern states comprising of Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Arkansas and Alabama had an average of 5.1 divorces per 1000 population
Divorce statistics regarding the risk of divorce
- In case of individuals who have attended college, the risk of divorce is less by 13 percent
- If a person has strong religious beliefs, the risk of divorce is 14 percent less
- When the parents are happily married, the risk of divorce of their children decreases by 14 percent
- Those who marry for the first time after they attain the age of 25, in their case the risk of divorce is less by 24 percent
- If the yearly income is more than 0.5 million USD, the risk of divorce decreases by 30 percent
Infidelity Divorce Statistics in America
- In the United States, 17 percent of the divorces have infidelity as their origin
- A survey was conducted in the United States whether adultery should be considered as a crime –
- 61 percent are of the opinion that it should not be
- 35 percent thought it should be
- 4 percent did not have any opinion
- Time-CNN conducted a poll regarding whether President Clinton’s adultery has proved that his moral standard is identical to the average married man. 50 percent of the individuals in the United States replied ‘yes’ to the above statement
- 90 percent of the persons in the United States are of the opinion that adultery is morally wrong
- 14 percent of women and 22 percent of men acknowledged that they had sexual relations with an individual other than the married partner. These percentages in 1997 were 3 percent for women and 5 percent for men
- 54 percent of married men and 70 percent of married women had no knowledge of the extramarital activities of their married partners
- The infidelity statistics are high in case of young people. As a matter of fact, young men and young women are equally likely to be unfaithful
- During the married life, 14 percent of married women and 22 percent of married men had extra-marital affairs minimum once
- Infidelity has an inherent secrecy and hence it is difficult to determine the exact number of individuals who are having affairs
- 65 percent of women and 75 percent of men acknowledge that they have sex with their co-workers
- 81 percent of women and 86 percent of men acknowledge that they flirt with the opposite sex as a routine
- 75 percent of men and 66 percent of women reveal that they have sexual thoughts about the people they work with
- 68 percent of women and 74 percent of women have admitted that they are willing to have an affair if they are certain that they would be never caught
- After an affair has been found out or accepted to, 31 percent of marriages survive the discovery
- The average duration of an affair is 2 years
- 17 percent of men and women have acknowledged with infidelity with a sister-in-law or brother-in-law, which might be of an emotional or physical type
- 57 percent of men and 54 percent of women acknowledge that they had infidelity in any relation they ever had
- In 41 percent of the marriages, one or both spouses accept they have committed infidelity, which may be physical or emotional
- 38 percent of individuals have had explicit sexual conversation online
- 50 percent of persons make a phone contact after they make a chat with somebody online
- The Internet is used to flirt by 57 percent of the people
World Divorce Statistics
World Divorce Statistics of various countries (source eDivorcePapers.com)
|Divorce rate as percentage of marriages
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- 2 % of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
- 14% of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.
- Younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.
- 70 % of married women and 54% of married men did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity.
- 5% of married men and 3% of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse in the year1997.
- 22 % of men and 14% of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.
- 90 % of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.
- 50 % of Americans say President Clinton’s adultery makes his moral standard “about the same as the average married man,” according to a Time-CNN poll.
- 61 % of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United states; 35 % thought it should; 4 % had no opinion.
- 17 % of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.
Source: Associated Press
- Up to 37% of men and 22% of women admit to having affairs. Researchers think the vast majority of the millions of people who visit chat rooms, have multiple “special friends”. -Dr. Bob Lanier
- Recent studies reveal that 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their relationship – (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002 – Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy)
- Only 46% of men believe that online affairs are adultery. – DivorceMag
- 80% think it’s Ok to talk with a stranger identified as the opposite sex. 75% thinks it’s ok to visit an adult site.
- About 60% of men and 40% of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage -”Monogamy Myth”, Therapist Peggy Vaugn
- About 24% of men and 14% of women have had sex outside their marriages, according to a Dec. 21, 1998 report in USA Today on a national study by the University of California, San Francisco.
- Affairs affect one of every 2.7 couples, according to counselor Janis Abrahms Spring, author of After the Affair,as reported by the Washington Post on March 30, 1999. 10% of extramarital affairs last one day, 10% last more than one day but less than a month, 50% last more than a month but less than a year, but 40% last two or more years. Few extramarital affairs last more than four years.
- A lesser known fact is that those who divorce rarely marry the person with whom they are having the affair. For example, Dr. Jan Halper’s study of successful men (executives, entrepreneurs, professionals) found that very few men who have affairs divorce their wife and marry their lovers. Only 3% of the 4,100 successful men surveyed eventually married their lovers.
- Frank Pittman has found that the divorce rate among those who married their lovers was 75%. The reasons for the high divorce rate include: intervention of reality, guilt, expectations, a general distrust of marriage, and a distrust of the affair.
- One-third of divorce litigation is caused by online affairs. This Is An Internet E-Mergency, The Fortino Group
- Approximately 70% of time on-line is spent in chat rooms or sending e-mail; of these interactions, the vast majority are romantic in nature. Dr. Michael Adamse, PhD., co-author of Affairs of the Net: The Cybershrinks’ Guide to Online Relationships
- Because of the anonymity, affordability, and accessibility of Internet sexual resources, the computer can accelerate the transition from “at risk” to “addicted,” as well as the progression of sex addiction in those with a history of prior sexual compulsivity. Cooper et al Survey
- 8-10 percent of Internet users become hooked on cybersex. – Dr. Bob Lanier,
- Spouses who get hooked on Internet porn are a growing complaint among spouses filing for divorce, according to a survey of 350 divorce attorneys. “If there’s dissatisfaction in the existing relationship, the Internet is an easy way for people to scratch the itch,” said lawyer J. Lindsey Short, Jr., president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which conducted the study.
- 57% of people have used the Internet to flirt.
- 38% of people have engaged in explicit online sexual conversation and 50% of people have made phone contact with someone they chatted with online.
- Evidence proves there is a high correlation between on-line infidelity and subsequent real-time sexual affairs.
- Evidence supports the existence of disinheriting, accelerated intimacy, and hyper-sexual online behavior that can easily lead to real-time infidelity
- 31% of people have had an online conversation that has led to real-time sex.
- It is estimated that 53% of all people will have one or more affairs during their lifetime.
Look at the numbers from Playboy Magazine:
- -2 out of 3 women and 3 out of 4 men admit they have sexual thoughts about co-workers.
- -86% of men and 81% of women admit they routinely flirt with the opposite sex.
- -75% of men and 65% of women admit to having sex with people they work with.
- The fact is that human beings are NOT monogamous by nature. That means they cheat.
- Experts say that a gut instinct is the most powerful indicator of a cheating lover. Adultery statistics state that 85% of woman who feel their lover is cheating are correct. 50% of men who feel their lover is cheating are right. The first clue is seldom obvious. Typically, it’s a “feeling” that something is different.
- Cheating spouse statistics confirm that 50 and 70 % of married men (between 38 and 53 million men) have cheated or will cheat on their wives. One study found that 2/3 of the wives (26 to 36 million women) whose husbands were cheating had no idea their husbands were having an affair – largely because they failed to recognize the telltale signs.
- “Most experts do consider the ‘educated guess’ that at the present time some 50 to 65% of husbands and 45 to 55 % of wives become extramaritally involved by the age of 40 to be a relatively sound and reasonable one.” According to Peggy Vaughan, author of The Monogamy Myth, first published in 1989 by Newmarket Press (third edition published 2003).
- Conservative infidelity statistics estimate that “60% of men and 40% of women will have an extramarital affair. These figures are even more significant when we consider the total number of marriages involved, since it’s unlikely that all the men and women having affairs happen to be married to each other. If even half of the women having affairs (or 20%) are married to men not included in the 60% having affairs, then at least one partner will have an affair in approximately 80% of all marriages. With this many marriages affected, it’s unreasonable to think affairs are due only to the failures and shortcomings of individual husbands or wives.”
Source “Men Stuff”