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Divorce Statistics: Our Online Quick Polls

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


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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