Percent of ever-divorced individuals
By age 45, about one in three Americans born in the 1950's had divorced
Divorce is common for many Americans. Among those whose marital histories are fairly complete, i.e., those born before 1950, about one in three had been divorced.
PERCENT OF ADULTS EVER DIVORCED, BY GENDER AND AGE
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), 2008.