27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever

27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever (Economic Collapse, July 10, 2013):

The family is one of the fundamental building blocks of society.  If you do not have strong families, you are not going to have a strong society.  Unfortunately, the state of the family in America continues to deteriorate.  The marriage rate has fallen to an all-time low, we lead the world in divorce, and about a third of all children live in a home without a father.  Our young people have been taught that getting married and having a family is not a priority, and many of those that would like to get married and have children are not able to get the kinds of jobs that they need to support a family.  The statistics that you are about to see should absolutely shock you.  American families have never been this weak, and this is an incredibly troubling sign for the future of our nation.  What will future generations of Americans be like if they do not have stable homes to grow up in?  Will they be even more messed up than we are right now?  That is a frightening thought.

The following are 27 facts that prove that the family in America is in the worst shape ever…

#1 The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of 6.8 marriages per 1000 people.

#2 Today, an all-time low 44.2 percent of Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are married.

#3 According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all adults in the United States are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.

#4 Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple.  Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.

#5 100 years ago, 4.52 were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#6 The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

#7 In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.

#8 The divorce rate for couples that live together first is significantly higher than for those that do not.

#9 For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

#10 In 1970, the average woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

#11 According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 69.3 births per 1,000 women in the 15 to 44 year old age bracket in 2007. Now the rate has fallen to 63.2 births per 1,000 women.

#12 The birth rate for American women in the 20 to 24 year old age bracket has fallen to 85.3 births per 1,000 women.  That is a new all-time record low.

#13 The United States has the highest divorce rate in the entire world.

#14 At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

#15 Without a father around, many single mothers in this country are really struggling to survive.  Sadly, approximately 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States are on food stamps.

#16 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point before they reach the age of 18.

#17 Today, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.  This is the first time that has ever happened in our history.

#18 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the entire world.  In fact, the United States has a teen pregnancy rate that is more than twice as high as Canada, more than three times as high as France and more than seven times as high as Japan.

#19 In the United States today, approximately 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.

#20 Approximately one out of every four teen girls in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

#21 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have at least one sexually transmitted disease say that they still have unprotected sex.

#22 Instead of being raised by parents, an increasing number of children in America are being raised by movies, television and video games.  For example, the average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#23 Americans are tied with the British for the highest average number of hours spent watching television each week.

#24 There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

#25 The United States actually has the highest child abuse death rate in the developed world.

#26 Approximately 20 percent of all child sexual abuse victims in the United States are under the age of 8.

#27 It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

Unfortunately, this is a problem that is not going to be fixed overnight.  Getting the “right politicians” into office will not solve our problems and neither will spending a bunch of money.

The change that we need is a change of the heart.  We need to change how we treat one another and we need to get our priorities straight.

Our families are really messed up, and this is hurting our kids the most.  There is no way that this country is going to have any hope for a bright future unless our families start getting stronger.

Or could it be possible that I am overreacting?

What do you think?

Please feel free to share your thoughts about the state of the family in America by posting a comment below…

1 thought on “27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever”

  1. The family (or clan) is how people survived for thousands of years. Without a family, a person has no safety net. The breakdown of the family has been the root cause of most of our social breakdown.
    As one old enough to remember a family based nation, when the family was the base of this society, the slide down to third world status has been very fast.
    I remember when one income supported a family in a nice home. Children could grow up and go to work or go to college. We were expected to marry. It was a different world, far more stable than the mess we have today.
    Families used to stick together, no matter what, because they understood that is how they could survive and prosper. No longer.
    Every thousand years, the shift in social/economic growth seems to go East to West, then back East again. Ten years ago, I believed China would be the rising power. But, I am not sure that will happen this time because China has adopted all of the worst Western policies. They no longer cherish the extended family, so poverty is growing for the elderly. Medical care used to be available for anyone, but they adopted our model. Now, if you need care in China, you better have money. If you don’t, you won’t get care. They adopted our monetary policies…..print paper with nothing behind it. They keep building, regardless there is nobody available to afford or use the facilities. They have adopted this magic thinking that goes nowhere. If you say things are great, they will be…….???? See how well that has worked here.
    So, at this thousand year shift, I don’t know where the power will go, perhaps to Africa, but not to China. Their culture has been lost, while their weaknesses have been exploited. They are gamblers, and go look at their empty ghost cities to see how that has worked for them.
    I don’t know what will happen. All the historical models have been broken. I don’t think there has ever been a time in history like this……the entire world is running on paper, with nothing behind it. The FED, IMF, ECB and the Chinese are all playing the same games, and at some point, the fiddler will have to be paid.
    This puts me again in mind of what FDR’s FED chairman said in 1952 when asked what caused the Great Depression of the 1930s.
    “As in a poker game, when the chips got concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the other fellows could only stay in the game by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped.” M. Eckles was his name.
    This time, they are all borrowing…………………..


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