Study: Facebook users more likely to divorce

Study: Facebook users more likely to divorce

[Ed. – But also likely to have more ‘likes’ than non-users]

According to a new study, Facebook as well as other social media websites may increase the likelihood of divorce.

“Results show that using social networking sites negatively correlated with marriage quality and happiness, and positively correlated with experiencing a troubled relationship and thinking about divorce,” the researchers noted in the study obtained by The Christian Post.

Researchers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Boston University’s College of Communication say they found a link between Facebook and divorce.

Researchers say a 20 percent increase in the population of a state with a Facebook account correlated with a 2.18 percent increase in the rate of divorce.

“This study explores the relationship between using social network sites, marriage satisfaction, and divorce rate using survey data of married individuals and state-level data from the United States,” the researchers noted in the study’s abstract.

Researchers took into account multiple factors on how social media usage and divorce may be linked.

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