Divorce Statistics

In an article published in December 1999, the George Barna research group reported that a larger percentage of Christians than non Christians are divorced. A survey of nearly four thousand adults found that 27% of born again Christians have been divorced, compared to 24% of others.  Within the survey of denominations, Baptists had the highest divorce rate at 29% and Catholics had the lowest at 21 %. The rate for nondenominational Christians was 34%, while for atheists and agnostics it was 21%.