For years the Christian religion has been attempting to keep the Sanctity of marriage around.
A few key issues they have with marriage currently are Gay's getting married and the high divorce rate.
Lets look at a few statistics here.
Divorce percents for religious groups.
Born-again Christians: 27%
Other Christians: 24%
Atheists, Agnostics: 21%
Christians have higher divorce rate then people who dont believe follow a religion?
I guess religion might not play a big role when it comes to creating a family. If it does perhaps a negative one?
Area % are or have been divorced
People in South get more divorces than anywere else. Simple but understandable
Most people from the south are Baptist. Southerns have highest Divorce rate.
Transitive property says Baptists have highest divorce rates.
The North East and West are mostly Catholics. They have the lowest divorce rates.
This is understandable due to all the training and counseling Catholics have to go through in order to get married. Perhaps it people want to save the sanctity of marriage they need to be more like the Catholics?
Oh hey look who else is in the west there! Mormons! You know the Polygamists! You would think they would have terribly high divorce rates. Actually alot of the Mormon faith focuses very specifically on family. I can see this in my newly found grandmother who let my mom be adopted by another family. She was raised christian and later converted to Mormon and then highered people to help find my mother funded by her Mormon Church.