Red Families and Blue Families

Trend piece:

The country’s lowest divorce rate belongs to none other than Massachusetts, the original home of same-sex marriage. Palinites might wish that Massachusetts’s enviable marital stability were an anomaly, but it is not. The pattern is robust. States that voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in both 2004 and 2008 boast lower average rates of divorce and teenage childbirth than do states that voted for the Republican in both elections…¬†You can do a good job of predicting how a state will vote in national elections by looking at its population’s average age at first marriage and childbirth. To define the divide in a sentence: In red America, families form adults; in blue America, adults form families.

via National Journal Magazine

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