This would seem to be counterintuitive with such emphasis on family and marriage by conservative christians. But maybe such strict cultural expectations lead to disillusionment. Anyway, divorce in the Bible Belt is more common than elsewhere. Check out the map. http://www.religionnews.com/2014/01...nts-divorce-rates-spread-red-state-neighbors/ Conservative Protestants in red states aren’t the only ones seeing high divorce rates — so are their neighbors, according to a new study. Researchers found that simply living in an area with a large concentration of conservative Protestants increases the chances of divorce, even for those who are not themselves conservative Protestants. According to researchers who took into account race, income and other factors, marriage and fertility trends that are common among conservative Protestants — younger marriage, more kids, less higher education — affect all people in areas most populated by conservative Protestants, no matter their personal religious affiliation.