How Fear of Falling Explains the Love of Trump

Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times, New York Times, 7/20/2017

As early as 2010, a report issued by the Institute for American Values and the University of Virginia, "When Marriage Disappears: The New Middle America," found that the downward path of those without college degrees stood in contrast to the experience of those with degrees. College graduates, the report said, have in recent years been largely unaffected by the tidal wave of family change that first hit the poor in the 1960s and has since moved higher into Middle America. Indeed, highly educated Americans, who make up 30 percent of the adult population, now enjoy marriages that are as stable and happy as those four decades ago. The problems do not stop there.



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