Links from the Times: Women and violence; marriage; teen drug use and poverty and low-income levels
The report that 1 in 4 women say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriend comes from new findings released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State-by-state figures are available at the end of this PDF.
Barely half of all adults in the United States—a record low—are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data.
Information about poverty levels is available in this Census report.
More teens are turning to pot and see it as less of a risk at the same time alcohol use among the same age group has dipped to historic lows, according to an annual national survey of drug use released Wednesday.