Report: Utah families are strong, but they could be stronger (Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is a place where a lot of people get married, but it is also a place where a fair number of people get divorced.

The state has a higher-than-average divorce rate compared to the national average, according to a new report from the Sutherland Institute, a conservative public policy think tank based in Salt Lake City.

The 3.7 per 1,000 population divorces in Utah could, however, be a factor of unusually high marriage rates in the state, as well as low cohabitation rates and a younger population. But Bill Duncan, director of Sutherland’s Center for Family and Society, said that “even in a state with a reasonably good family culture, avoiding the unnecessary breakdown of even one family is important.”

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