Statistics on Christian Divorce Rates
Marriage in the United States
A majority of people get married at some point in their life within the United States. Marriage is still the cultural norm within the United States, and four out of every five adults will get married at some point in their life. Marriage is often a spiritual choice for a majority of couples, but marriage is often an economic choice as well.
On the opposite side, divorce has become a cultural norm within the Baby Boomer generation and generations since. Among the people who have chosen marriage, one third (33%) of those have undergone at least one divorce.
As always, the percentage of divorce rates varies according to anything from ethnicity and religion to political stances. For example, some of the following statistics apply to different types of people:
Downscale Adults- 39% percent of this group has undergone a divorce at least once
Baby Boomers- 38% of this generation have faced at least one divorce
African Americans- 36% of African Americans have faced at least one divorce
Caucasian Americans- 32% will face divorce at least once
Hispanic Americans- 31% of this ethnic group will face divorce at least once
Asian Americans- Only 20% of this ethnic group have been faced with divorce in the United States
Liberals- Of those who consider themselves liberal on the political scale, 37% have faced divorce at least once in their lifetime
Conservatives- Of those who consider themselves conservative, only 28% have undergone divorce in the United States
Christian Divorce Rate
Now that you’ve read some statistics on general divorce rates within the United States, it’s also important to note Christian divorce rates as well as Non-Christian divorce rates. As for Non-Christians, 38% of this group will face divorce at least once within the United States. The divorce rate for atheists and agnostics is only at 30%, however, this percentage is often considered flawed. People of these religions often have higher rates of cohabitation and lower rates of actual marriage.
Oppositely, and as you might imagine, Christian divorce rates are lower than the national average, and some Christian sects have dramatically lower rates than the national average. The chart below describes Christian divorce rates for different types of Christianity:
1) Evangelical Christians- 26% of these Christians will face divorce at least once in their lifetime
2) Non-Evangelical Born Again Christians- 33% of these Christians will face divorce at least once
3) Notional Christians- 33% will face divorce at least once
4) All Born Again Christians- 32% will face divorce at least once
5) All Non-Born Again Christians- 33% will face divorce at least once
6) Protestant Christians- 34% of these Christians will face at least one divorce in their lifetime
7) Catholics- 28% will face divorce at least once
As you can see, Christian divorce rates are still fairly low within the United States. Additionally, the national average for divorce has actually gone down in the last years because many younger people are living together before marriage and getting married at an older age.