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About 20% of married couples were in interfaith unions, including Catholic-Protestant. Protestant-Evangelical, and religious-atheist in this number, before the 1960’s. In the first decade of the 21st century, that number rose to 45%. According to a poll performed by the YouGov firm on 2,450 American participants, interfaith marriages have become more common across the country, regardless of location, income, or education. The only factor which shows a telling link to interfaith marriage is that the older a person is, the more likely they are to marry outside of their faith. Interfaith marriages, while a sign of progress, do however carry with them an increased likelihood of unhappiness and divorce.

 

Read the full article here: Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing