The New York Times writes:

"Spending childhood nearly anywhere in blue America — especially liberal bastions like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Washington — makes people about 10 percentage points less likely to marry relative to the rest of the country. And no place encourages marriage quite like the conservative Mountain West, especially the heavily Mormon areas of Utah, southern Idaho and parts of Colorado."

These damning statistics come out of a Harvard study that looked at the lives of about 5 million people who moved in the 1990s and 1980s from rural areas to more urban areas.

The results were pretty damning.

The Times reports that "Children who grow in New York, among other places, appear less likely to be married by 26, less likely to be married by 30 and probably less likely to marry at any point."


Read the entire article from The New York Times