03/25/2011 12:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rural Divorce Rate Rising Across United States

SIOUX COUNTY, Iowa -- In the 1970s, the divorce rate was so low in this rural northwest Iowa County that it resembled the rest of America in the 1910s. Most of its 28,000 residents were churchgoers, few of its women were in the work force, and divorce was simply not done.

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