After Brazil, Spain has come out to be the second country in the world where divorce is better accepted socially. Around 79 percent of Spanish people think that, when a couple is not able to solve their marital problems, divorce is the best solution. The data was derived from the study "Social perception of divorce in Spain", published in the Revista Espaqola de Investigaciones Sociolsgicas (Reis) by Professor Diego Becerril Ruiz, of the Department of Sociology of the University of Granada. It also reflects that the acceptation of divorce has increased in our country during the 90's. The data collected from a complete bibliographical review, reveals that the young, contrary to what could be expected, are not the sector of the population who is more in favour of divorce as a solution. "They are the sector which disagrees the most," Becerril said. "Maybe because these generations have been brought up within situations of divorce and have experienced, to a greater or lesser extent, the breakup process," he stated. Marital status also defines clear situations as regards the acceptation of divorce. The divorced and separated agree to a greater extent, whereas the widows and widowers are the sector most in disagreement. In addition, as regards ideology, those who are closer to positions of extreme left are the group that agrees the most with divorce as a solution for a troubled marriage, whereas people closer to extreme right disagree with such idea. In his work, Becerril has also analysed the data of the World Values Survey, according to which for Spanish people "divorce is the most justifiable behaviour" among a series of proposed social behaviours such as prostitution, abortion or euthanasia. With an average of 6.42 out of a possible 10, divorce is the most accepted, followed by homosexuality, with a 6.17. On the other hand of the scales and against the high acceptation of divorce in Spain, the work of the researcher of the UGR has revealed that Japan is the country (of the 35 countries analysed) where divorce is worst accepted socially with just about 30 percent of those polled in favour, followed by Filipinas and the United States of America.Source: ANIRAS << Study Suggests Animals Really Do Feel the Pain of Religious... Use Phones, MP3 Players, Gaming Devices in Class, Brit Kids... >> Recommended Reading Depression Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting approximately 340 million people in the world. No one is immune from depression - it occurs in people of all social classes, all countries and all cultural settings. READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Suicide Suicide is an act of ending one's own life and it usually results from emotional isolations and inability to adjust and cope with one's environment. READ MORE Depression Calculator A quick, simple and anonymous self-assessment health tool to assess the level of depression using the famous Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sanatogen Blood Donation - Recipients Accident and Trauma Care More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?