Utah leads the nation on a lot of other things.What is the divorce rate in
Utah? Are all those marriages are first marriage? Any second, third or fourth
marriages in that group. What is the average divorce rate in Utah?. Are they all
stay married by choice or for keeping appearances?I would like to
hear more good news for Utah such as bancropcy among others.
Utah's divorce rate is right at the national average, not above it. But that
really says nothing because that statistic ignores the marriage rate and average
incomes which are both important compounding factors.
As a school teacher, I can almost always tell, without asking questions and
looking it up, if a child comes from a broken home. They tend to have more
emotional problems, and lack of self-esteem. Many of them are very insecure. I
had a student last year who was a mess emotionally because of the divorce. We
got her as much help as we could, and I tried to help her as I come from a
broken home. I can truly say that the break up of my parent's marriage made me
terrified to try it myself. Fortunately, a great man stuck out the emotional
problems I had and married me anyway, although my wedding day is not something I
like to remember. I'm so happpy in my marriage, but it took a lot of work to
get me there. Good work for those parents who are able to stick it out!
Misery doesn't like company - it demands it.
Well this report is such a mixed bag that you can pull just about any stat out
and defend your favorite pet position with it. I think I will look at it as the
glass half full and use the stat that over two thirds of children live with
The Current Population Survey has a very small sample size in Utah. Data from
the American Community Survey should be released next month and should be more
reflective of actually family circumstances. Utah may have a high
percentage of married couples. However, it has a higher divorce rate than the
national average. Utahns just get remarried at a higher rate.
This accomplishment is something to be proud of and thankful for. Living in
Middle America (Ohio), in a family friendly suburb with many children, most of
the children have been through the hell of divorce or have to live with the
uncertainty of having two parents that are too selfish to get married and commit
to their family. Congratulations to all those who are mature enough to get (and
stay) married even when it's not easy.
Good News. The Saints are leading the nation again. Must be something about thie
mojo we have as the caravan is moving and we are providing an example to all the
nation(s) in morality.