We see a lot of marriages in Las Vegas. With all of our little chapels offering quickie ceremonies or drive-through nuptials, it’s not hard to take that plunge. But how many of those Nevada marriages end up in divorce?
The emphasis on marriage has declined over the last several years. A survey conducted this summer by the Thriving Center of Psychology showed that 2 out of 5 young people across the country believe marriage is an outdated tradition. And, surprisingly, 25% of those who hold that belief were young women. While only 41% were young men.
The study also showed the potential reasons for this mindset. 73% of the young Millenials and Gen Zers surveyed said it was too expensive too get married. But a surprising 85% said marriage wasn’t necessary for them to feel like their relationship is fulfilling. The emphasis on marriage just isn’t where it was 40 years ago.
So does Nevada have more or fewer divorced couples when compared to other states in the U.S.?
Another comprehensive study, conducted recently by the KGN Law Firm, collected data from sources to review the current landscape of marriages in the United States. Sources for this study included the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Marriage and Divorce Rate Trends, and Divorce Rates by State.
Some very interesting key findings were that while 48% of adults in America are married, 34.2% never have been. With changing social norms, many people are choosing to live together rather than get legally married. Another interesting discovery from kgnlawfirm.com showed that women in the work force had the highest likelihood of divorcing.
Now the big question: with so many marriages happening all the time in Nevada, where do we rank in the divorce game?
Here are the top five states in the U.S. with the highest divorce rates, according to kgnlawfirm.com.