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Why Debunking Questionable Divorce Statistics Could Soon Get Much Harder

“50% of all marriages will end in divorce” is one of those statistics that has become common knowledge in the US, where it is casually thrown around, usually unencumbered by a citation. Why cite your source when everybody knows it to be true? Of course, like many such factoids, its veracity is questionable. But how can we find out how many marriages really end in divorce? And why might this piece of information soon become much harder to estimate?

Married and Divorced Individuals (%) by Age Group

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