Around the World With One Question: What is Grounds for Divorce?

What would make you leave your partner? Domestic abuse is hands down the No. 1 choice in 10 of 15 countries. In the remaining five countries, respondents say that infidelity would drive them out the door. The top two results actually reflect what experts routinely cite as major reasons for divorce internationally.


Australia

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 1%
Had an affair Graph 28%
Hurt you physically Graph 70%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 2%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 8%
Had an affair Graph 53%
Hurt you physically Graph 37%


Brazil

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 3%
Had an affair Graph 37%
Hurt you physically Graph 61%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 3%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 7%
Had an affair Graph 56%
Hurt you physically Graph 34%


Canada

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 2%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 30%
Hurt you physically Graph 66%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 3%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 8%
Had an affair Graph 44%
Hurt you physically Graph 45%

China

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 7%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 41%
Hurt you physically Graph 50%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 12%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 4%
Had an affair Graph 70%
Hurt you physically Graph 14%


France

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 13%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 6%
Had an affair Graph 5%
Hurt you physically Graph 77%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 12%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 17%
Had an affair Graph 12%
Hurt you physically Graph 59%


Germany

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 3%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 7%
Had an affair Graph 30%
Hurt you physically Graph 60%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 7%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 30%
Had an affair Graph 41%
Hurt you physically Graph 22%

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India

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 5%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 9%
Had an affair Graph 36%
Hurt you physically Graph 50%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 21%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 10%
Had an affair Graph 40%
Hurt you physically Graph 29%

South Africa

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 37%
Hurt you physically Graph 61%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 10%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 5%
Had an affair Graph 65%
Hurt you physically Graph 21%

Malaysia

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 8%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 42%
Hurt you physically Graph 48%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 6%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 17%
Had an affair Graph 33%
Hurt you physically Graph 44%

Mexico

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 0%
Had an affair Graph 58%
Hurt you physically Graph 42%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 1%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 10%
Had an affair Graph 71%
Hurt you physically Graph 18%

Netherlands

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 3%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 4%
Had an affair Graph 23%
Hurt you physically Graph 69%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 3%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 17%
Had an affair Graph 47%
Hurt you physically Graph 33%

Philippines

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 2%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 45%
Hurt you physically Graph 52%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 10%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 13%
Had an affair Graph 65%
Hurt you physically Graph 13%

Russia

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs.Graph6%
Had an affair Graph 20%
Hurt you physically Graph 74%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 6%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 14%
Had an affair Graph 69%
Hurt you physically Graph 11%

United Kingdom

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 1%
Had an affair Graph 34%
Hurt you physically Graph 65%
MALE:    Lost a jobGraph2%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 5%
Had an affair Graph 70%
Hurt you physically Graph 23%


United States

FEMALE:    Lost a job Graph 2%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 2%
Had an affair Graph 27%
Hurt you physically Graph 69%
MALE:    Lost a job Graph 0%
Gained 100 lbs. Graph 8%
Had an affair Graph 59%
Hurt you physically Graph 33%

From June 17 to July 15, 2010 a 1-question online poll was placed on high-traffic websites in 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States). A total of 150 respondents in each country participated in the poll.

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