Online Quick Poll Statistics

DivorceMagazine.com collects its own divorce statistics through our online polls. Here's the data we've collected since July 2000.

By Divorce Magazine
June 06, 2006

DivorceMagazine.com collects its own divorce statistics through our online polls. Here's the data we've collected since July 2000.

DivorceMagazine.com Quick Poll Statistics

Marriage & Divorce:
Who initiated your separation/divorce?
Percentage of divorces initiated by the husband: 43%
Percentage of divorces initiated by the wife: 57%
Did problems with your in-laws contribute to your separation/divorce?
Percentage in which in-laws were 100% responsible: 6%
Percentage in which in-laws were mostly responsible: 10%
Percentage in which in-laws were somewhat responsible: 25%
Percentage in which in-laws were slightly responsible: 14%
Percentage in which in-laws were not at all responsible: 45%
How was your divorce?
Percentage of divorces that were ugly: 50%
Percentage of divorces that were OK: 38%
Percentage of divorces that were friendly: 12%
If you could change the past, would you still be getting (or have gotten) divorced?
Percentage of women who would: 80%
Percentage of men who would: 58%
Are your parents divorced?
Percentage who are divorced and whose parents are too: 21%
Percentage who have never been divorced but whose parents are: 22%
Percentage who are divorced but whose parents aren't: 31%
Percentage who have never been divorced and whose parents aren't: 26%
What do you miss most about being married?
Percentage who miss physical intimacy: 15%
Percentage who miss emotional intimacy: 27%
Percentage who miss financial security: 12%
Percentage who miss sharing responsibility for decisions: 4%
Percentage who miss daily contact with their kids: 20%
Percentage who miss nothing: 19%

Sex & Adultery
Would you leave your partner if you discovered he/she was having an affair?
Percentage of men who would: 68%
Percentage of women who would: 79%
Would you tell a friend if you knew his/her spouse was cheating on him/her?
Percentage of women who definitely would: 64%
Percentage of women who might: 24%
Percentage of women who would not: 12%
Percentage of men who definitely would: 55%
Percentage of men who might: 22%
Percentage of men who would not: 23%
Do you think having extra-marital "cyber" or "phone" sex is the same as committing adultery?
Percentage of women who do: 71%
Percentage of men who do: 46%
How many affairs did you have before your divorce/separation?
Percentage of women who had none: 72%
Percentage of women who had 1 to 4: 25%
Percentage of women who had at least 5: 3%
Percentage of men who had none: 64%
Percentage of men who had 1 to 4: 29%
Percentage of men who had at least 5: 7%

Children & Divorce:
How are your children handling your divorce?
Percentage whose children are fine: 31%
Percentage whose children are somewhat upset/angry: 33%
Percentage whose children are quite upset/angry: 19%
Percentage whose children are extremely upset/angry: 17%

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By Divorce Magazine| June 06, 2006

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