Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.
Pope's proclamation, like views of U.S. Catholics, indicates openness to nontraditional families
Six-in-ten Catholics say the church should allow those who are divorced and have remarried without obtaining an annulment to receive Communion, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center Survey.
Most U.S. Catholics hope for change in church rule on divorce, Communion
62% of U.S. Catholics think the church should allow Catholics who have been divorced and remarried without an annulment to receive Communion.
Relatively few U.S. Catholics skipped annulment because of cost or complications
Pope Francis has announced major changes to the Roman Catholic Church’s procedures for marriage annulments. While the new changes are aimed at making annulments faster and less expensive, a recent Pew Research survey found that most divorced U.S. Catholics who did not seek annulments did not cite the complicated nature of the process as a reason.
Census Bureau decides to keep marriage questions on survey
Under pressure from academics and advocates, the U.S. Census Bureau has abandoned plans to delete a series of questions about marriage and divorce from its largest household survey.
Census Bureau proposes dropping some marriage and divorce questions
The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed dropping a series of questions about marriage and divorce from its largest household survey of Americans, touching off a debate about the usefulness of such data.
Vatican synod on family highlights discord between church teachings and U.S. Catholics’ views
A Vatican synod on the family comes at a time when most American Catholics say they disagree with their church’s teachings on issues such as birth control and divorce.
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Vatican will seek Catholics' input on wide range of family issues
The Vatican plans to ask a range of questions on topics related to the family, including divorce, artificial contraception and same-sex marriage.
Is divorce contagious?
A new study suggests that the divorce of a friend or close relative dramatically increases the chances that you too will divorce.
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