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PBS Covers Census Data on Marriage – and – Divorce in America

It’s interesting to see the 2010 U.S. Census data sliced and diced to get a clearer picture of the changes going on in the U.S. For the fundies who still see Americans as a nuclear family – two opposite-sex married parents with 2.5 kids — they are longing for something that simply doesn’t exist in greater numbers than non-traditional families.

And on the subject of divorce, well, talk about w-r-o-n-g. The areas where the Homosexual Agenda has “caused’ marriage equality — those aren’t the states where marriages are breaking. The PBS News Hour discussed these trends about the institution of marriage with David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values and Elaine Tyler May of the University of Minnesota.

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, what a new wave of data about the geography of marriage tells us about the institution itself.

Ray Suarez has the story.

RAY SUAREZ: Among the newly-released studies is a first-of-its-kind Census Bureau analysis of marriage and divorce rates by region. The report, published last week, found that the South and West had the highest rates of divorce, while the Northeast ranked the lowest of the four regions.

At the same time, the number of unmarried Americans has reached a historic high, as the census also found that 30 percent of Americans have never been married, the largest percentage in the past 60 years. And yet another census snapshot released by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that same-sex couples have dispersed from urban enclaves to other parts of the country.

You can read the rest of the transcript here.

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PBS covers census data on marriage — and — divorce in America

It’s interesting to see the 2010 U.S. Census data sliced and diced to get a clearer picture of the changes going on in the U.S. For the fundies who still see Americans as a nuclear family – two opposite-sex married parents with 2.5 kids — they are longing for something that simply doesn’t exist in greater numbers than non-traditional families.

And on the subject of divorce, well, talk about w-r-o-n-g. The areas where the Homosexual Agenda has “caused’ marriage equality — those aren’t the states where marriages are breaking. The PBS News Hour discussed these trends about the institution of marriage with David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values and Elaine Tyler May of the University of Minnesota.

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JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, what a new wave of data about the geography of marriage tells us about the institution itself.

Ray Suarez has the story.

RAY SUAREZ: Among the newly-released studies is a first-of-its-kind Census Bureau analysis of marriage and divorce rates by region. The report, published last week, found that the South and West had the highest rates of divorce, while the Northeast ranked the lowest of the four regions.

At the same time, the number of unmarried Americans has reached a historic high, as the census also found that 30 percent of Americans have never been married, the largest percentage in the past 60 years. And yet another census snapshot released by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that same-sex couples have dispersed from urban enclaves to other parts of the country.

You can read the rest of the transcript here.

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