Religion and Attitudes Toward Divorce Laws Among U.S. Adults

  title={Religion and Attitudes Toward Divorce Laws Among U.S. Adults},
  author={Charles E. Stokes and C. Ellison},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={1279 - 1304}
  • Charles E. Stokes, C. Ellison
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Family Issues
  • This study examines religious differences in attitudes toward divorce laws among U.S. adults. Using pooled data from the 2000-2006 NORC General Social Surveys (N = 5,683), we find that frequency of religious attendance and belief that the Bible is the Word of God are strong predictors of support for stricter laws governing divorce. Indeed, these religious indicators are much more important than conservative affiliation. Conversely, more secular individuals, that is, those who do not attend… CONTINUE READING
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