Is the US Divorce Rate Really 50%

A common myth about marriage is that half of them end in divorce. It comes from naively dividing the divorce rate by the marriage rate.

Nathan Yau has developed an interesting graphic that breaks down divorce rates for various different socio-economic and racial classes. What his graphic shows is that in reality, the divorce rate is not 50%, but is probably between 30%-40% depending on your situation.

Take a look: Divorce Rates for Different Groups