Mini Poll: The Great Divorce


Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now?


Easier:
 25%
More difficult:
 23%
Stay as is:
 53%

 


Would you favor or oppose a legal ban on divorce, such as the one Ireland had until 1995?


Favor:
 4%
Oppose:
 96%

 


Do you generally agree or disagree with the statement "God's plan for marriage is one man, one woman, for life"?


Agree:
 39%
Disagree:
 61%

 


If a marriage isn't working out, do you favor or oppose divorce as a solution?


Favor:
 82%
Oppose:
 18%

 


Which of these difficult family situations do you think is better for kids in the long run: kids growing up in a household where parents fight all the time but stay together, or kids growing up with divorced parents?


Fighting, but together:
 17%
Divorced:
 83%

 


Do you think that 50/50 custody should be the starting point in divorce proceedings and only altered under extraordinary circumstances?


Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

 


Do you think that Missouri's divorce laws are generally fair to both husbands and wives?


Favor husbands:
 4%
Favor wives:
 28%
Generally fair to both:
 20%
I have no idea:
 48%

 


Would you support a "nesting situation" in which children remain in the family home while their parents take turns moving in and out?


Yes:
 52%
No:
 48%

 


To the best of your knowledge, has anyone you know been unfaithful to their wife or husband?


Yes:
 92%
No:
 8%

 


Would you say that your marriage with your spouse is (or was) better, worse, or about the same as your parents' marriage?


Better:
 38%
Worse:
 14%
About the same:
 14%
I have never been married:
 16%

 


Were your parents divorced?


Yes:
 23%
Yes, but not from each other:
 4%
No:
 73%

 


If you could change the past, would you still get divorced?


Yes:
 30%
No:
 9%
I have never been divorced:
 61%

 


If you could change the past, would you have ever gotten married?


Yes - and I am married now:
 56%
Yes - and I am divorced now:
 13%
No - and I am married now:
 6%
No - and I am divorced now:
 7%
I have never been married:
 18%

 


In general, what do you think the chances of a successful second marriage are?


Good. People learn from their mistakes and mature:
 46%
About the same as the first:
 43%
Bad. People accumulate baggage:
 12%

 


Which of the following would be the strongest factor for you in choosing a divorce or separation?


Money problems:
 2%
Communication problems:
 4%
Basic incompatibility:
 17%
Infidelity:
 18%
Emotional or physical abuse:
 53%
One spouse was a workaholic:
 0%
Drugs/alcohol:
 6%
Stress of home rehabilitation:
 1%

 


Do you agree or disagree that a public official's divorce is a private matter and that the media should not cover it?


Agree:
 26%
Agree, unless it is apparent that the ability to govern is strongly compromised:
 62%
Disagree:
 12%

 


Do you think that interest in celebrity divorces is higher now than it has been in the past?


Yes:
 28%
Yes, the Internet has given us a bigger window:
 59%
No:
 14%

 


Would you generally favor or oppose reversing The Great Divorce that severed St. Louis City and St. Louis County?


Favor:
 78%
Oppose:
 22%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.