Thursday, January 10, 2008

Survey: Abuse, money prompt most divorces

Women divorce over abuse; men divorce over sex, a new GfK Roper poll commissioned by says.

Women are more than twice as likely as men (48 percent vs. 21 percent) to divorce because of verbal or physical abuse, the poll says. Men, in turn, are more than twice as likely as women (22 percent vs. 11 percent) to cite sex as the cause for their failed marriage. Overall, those polled said they divorced because of:

--Abuse: 36 percent
--Money: 22 percent
--Someone new entered their life: 18 percent
--Sex: 16 percent
--Disagreements over how to raise their children: 13 percent
--Boredom: 12 percent
--Whether to have children: 6 percent
--Religion: 4 percent
--Money: 22 percent

The poll surveyed 1,569 people and has a 2.6 percent margin of error.

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