Is Porn To Blame For The Declining Marriage Rate?

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By Kate Scanlon ~

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A recent study suggests there is a significant culprit in the decline of marriage rates among young adults—pornography.

According to the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the rise of easily accessible and free pornographic content on the Internet and the declining marriage rate isn’t necessarily just a coincidence. The group concluded that porn “is negatively associated with marriage formation.”

The IZA, a German organization, realized that there is a wealth of information about how porn damages existing marriages, but very little regarding whether it can prevent or delay marriage in the first place.

“Since changes in the accessibility of pornography have occurred coincident to large changes in marital behavior, the causal relationship between the two is a natural question,” notes the study. “Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry.”

According to the researchers…

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