Divorce rate no lower among the born again

A Barna study
In one of George Barna’s largest national surveys on marriage and divorce, the pollster has confirmed previous findings that born-again Christian adults have the same likelihood of divorce (35 percent) as other Americans.

But the California-based researcher, whose primary market for books and seminars is the broad evangelical world, also proposes that one reason for the similar finding is that couples who profess Jesus as savior are also more likely to marry than to live together.

“If the non-born-again population were to marry at the same rate as the born-again group,” Barna said, “it is likely their divorce statistic would be roughly 38 percent.”


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