Stats On Christian Divorce Rates Are Wrong

02.28.11 | Sarah Harnisch

You have heard regularly that Christians have a divorce rate that is just as high as the general population. A sociologist from the University of Virginia is disputing that now. Bradford Wilcox, the lead sociologist at U.V. and the Director of the National Marriage Project, says the polls included everyone who says they are a christian-- even those who don't regularly attend church. He says he polled churchgoers, or those actively involved in their faith. Of those, only 37 percent, not 60 percent, said they have been divorced. He says Christians are less likely-- not more likely-- to go through a divorce.