Divorce rates drop to 35-year low in the United States

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Divorce rates in the United States have dropped to a 35-year low, according to new data from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

What’s going on? Well it’s hard to pin point, but factors could include the aging of the American population, changing gender roles or the simple fact that not many people are getting married.

But marriage rates have remained stable, with about 32 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older.

Utah has the highest marriage rate in the US, but its divorce rate is higher than in 40 percent of states.

Other Americans are foregoing marriage to stay single and live alone, or to co-habitate with their partners without tying the knot.