An overview of competing perceptions about divorce in the United States establishes the basis for a discussion of the incidence of divorce, divorce rates, and the public myth of a 50 percent divorce rate. A partial explanation for the acceptance of this myth is offered through a discussion of the salience of attitude as well as other public issues.
Peck, Dennis L.
"The Fifty Percent Divorce Rate: Deconstructing a Myth,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 20
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol20/iss3/10