Study: Children of Divorced Parents More Likely ‘Religiously Unaffiliated’

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Results of the study, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), are consistent with prior research demonstrating that the quality of family stability can have an effect on children’s internalization of religious identity. PRRI finds that 35 percent of Americans raised by divorced parents said they are “religiously unaffiliated,” as opposed to only 23 percent who were raised by married parents.