Divorce is a common in America today. In many cases, divorce affects people from all walks of life similarly except for the poor.
Between 2005 and 2009, 10.8 percent of "white" people referred to themselves as divorced, according to data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. This number only went up slightly to 11.5% for "black or African-American" people, and 12.6% for "American Indian and Alaska Native" people. However, as recent analysis of Census Bureau's May 2011 report, "Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009," suggests, the poor are affected by divorce more than other groups.