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Is it immoral to get a divorce? 

Below are 102 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 4 types:

[ Better to Divorce | Catholicism | Ease of Divorce | Morality ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Better to Divorce
 

This question type asks if it would be better for a couple to divorce under certain circumstances.

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MARRF83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARRYF88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARR692 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIV692O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARVW697 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL1397O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL1397N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIVBEST from General Social Survey, 2002

STAYTOG from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Female Respondent File

DIVKIDS from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVWIFE from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVHUBBY from General Social Survey, 1988

MARATT4 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

DIVBEST from General Social Survey, 1994

STAYTOG from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Male Respondent File


Category 2:Catholicism
 

These questions focus on the respondent's opinions regarding the Catholic Church's stance on divorce.

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GCDIVORC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

GCTHDMAR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

DIVROBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987

QN34B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

QN39_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

GDCTH_7 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

DIVORCE from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113

COMMUNIO from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

Q12E2 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Q14A from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Q14B from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Q14C from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Q14D from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

DIVROBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993

PRTDIVOR from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Category 3:Ease of Divorce
 

The focus of this question type concerns whether or not divorce should be easier or harder to obtain.

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DIVOK80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIVOKA80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIVOKE80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARRA83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARRB83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARRYA88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARRYB88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARR192 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARR292 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIV192O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIV292O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARVW197 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

MARVW297 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL897O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL997O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL897N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

ROL997N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIVLAW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

DIVLAW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 2002

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 2004

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 2006

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 2000

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1990

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1996

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1988

MARDIV from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVNOW from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVNOKID from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVIFKID from General Social Survey, 1988

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1991

C2OPENDV from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1998

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1976

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1978

DIVLAWY from General Social Survey, 1978

EASYDIV from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001

GETDIVRX from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

GETDIVRY from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

DIVOK80 from Marital Instability over the Life Course: A Five-Wave Panel Study, Wave I (1980)

DIVOKA80 from Marital Instability over the Life Course: A Five-Wave Panel Study, Wave I (1980)

DIVOKE80 from Marital Instability over the Life Course: A Five-Wave Panel Study, Wave I (1980)

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1994

DIVLAW from General Social Survey, 1993

GETDIVRX from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

GETDIVRY from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

DIVORM from Middletown Area Study, 1998

DIVORCE from Middletown Area Study, 1996

EZDIVORC from Middletown Area Study, 1985


Category 4:Morality
 

This question type asks if divorce is immoral, sinful or simply not a good idea.

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DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

DIVORC80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

DIVORF80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Q36A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

DIVNOKID from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

DIVCHLD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q85A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

WDIVORCE from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

W1DVRC from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

MORDI_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

DIVORCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

MARATT6 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1990

PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1989



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