Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Interesting chart on marital happiness

Here's an interesting chart showing the percentage of adults in the U.S. reporting that their marrige is very happy (hat tip Dalrock):

As you can see the percentage of very happy marriages declined from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s and there has been no recovery since then.

So despite things being made easier for women to divorce their husbands, women are no more happier in their marriages - they are on average less so.

Nor do the statistics support the idea that women were made unhappy by the traditional family and had to be "liberated" from it. There were more very happy marriages back in 1973 than there are today.


  1. This is similar to the post you made about one in three American women having depression these days. It seems to me that feminism has completely failed to achieve its goal of enabling women to live more fulfilling lives; statistics like this are proof that the opposite has occurred. I think there needs to be more attention to stats like this in the media.

  2. Sean, thanks for reminding me of that post (see here).