The US Divorce Rate Hits Another Low
According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, the divorce rate has dropped 25 percent since 1980.By Ryan Biek | November 25, 2016
The divorce rate in the U.S. has hit another low.
New data shows last year's divorce rate was almost 4 percent lower than in 2014. And it's more than 25 percent lower than when the divorce rate peaked in 1980.
To get the stat, researchers with the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio specifically looked at the number of women divorced in the last year. It's important to note that this methodology leaves out some marriages, like those between men.