Friday, May 11, 2007

Despite the Doomsayers, Divorces (Surprise!) Decrease

The right-wing pundits never tire of bashing the corruption of contemporary American life. Ever since the Supreme Court took prayer out of the classroom, they claim, it's been one long downhill slide for public decency and morality.

Except that it hasn't.

Here's the latest bit of evidence that some things have gotten better over the past 30 years. Quoting an AP story today:

Despite the common notion that America remains plagued by a divorce epidemic, the national per capita divorce rate has declined steadily since its peak in 1981 and is now at its lowest level since 1970.

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