August 17, 2015

WE'RE THE ONES WITH SOMETHING TO CONSERVE:

Republicans Say They Are Happier With Their Marriages (David Leonhardt, 8/17/15, NY Times)

Self-identified Republicans are more likely to be married and less likely to be divorced than self-identified Democrats, he writes, based on an analysis of the General Social Survey, an oft-studied national poll. Republicans also report being more satisfied with their marriages on average than Democrats.

Among married people between the ages of 20 and 60, 67 percent of Republicans report being "very happy" with their marriages. Among Democrats, the share was 60, as it is among independents, write Mr. Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor at the University of Utah. [...]

The findings are broadly consistent with previous work, also based on national surveys, finding that Republicans are happier with their lives than Democrats on average and also more likely to be married.

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