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The authors of a new report about marriage, faith and families found the happiest wives in America are those who are religious conservatives.
"Fully 73 percent of wives who hold conservative gender values and attend religious services regularly with their husbands have high-quality marriages," wrote researchers W. Bradford Wilcox, Jason S. Carroll and Laurie DeRose at the New York Times.
It turns out that the happiest of all wives in America are religious conservatives, followed by their progressive counterparts https://t.co/jaxXzMkEf7— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 20, 2019
Their report, titled "The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?" was published by the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution.
"When it comes to relationship quality, there is a J-curve in women’s marital happiness, with women on the left and the right enjoying higher quality marriages than those in the middle — but especially wives on the right," the authors explained.
They continued that American wives who are in the middle, both religiously and ideologically, as well as secular conservative wives, are less likely to experience high-quality marriages:
We suspect that part of their relative unhappiness, compared with religiously conservative women, is that they don’t enjoy the social, emotional and practical support for family life provided by a church, mosque or synagogue. We also suspect that these groups are less likely to have husbands who have made the transition to the “new father” ideal that’s gained currency in modern America — and they’re not happy with their partner’s disengagement.
Read the rest at Breitbart.