Study: A Whole Lot of People Are Getting Remarried These Days
Many of the studies we’ve posted about here on the blog have revolved around the different elements that make up a successful marriage (like, you know, short commutes and big weddings) and steer you clear of divorce. So it was a nice change of pace to come across this marriage-related study that instead looks at the growing number of American adults—nearly 42 million!—who are getting remarried.
According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, in 2013, four-in-ten new marriages included at least one spouse who had been married before, while in two-in-ten marriages, both parties had formerly tied the knot. That’s a lot of encore weddings!
Pew attributes the increase in remarriages nationwide to both the rise in divorce rates and the overall aging of the population, noting that even though marriage rates are declining, divorced and widowed individuals are just as willing to say ‘I Do’ as they were 50 years ago.
The study goes on to analyze how gender, age and financial circumstances also play a role in the likelihood of someone getting remarried. For those statistics and more, check out the full study here.
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