In part, this finding likely has a lot do with who is using online dating sites—people who are single.
Compared to people who are married, singles in the U. today are more likely to be religiously unaffiliated.
Actually, the "secular" calendar has experienced many difficulties in trying to properly "align itself with the stars." Back in 46 BCE, the calendar had become hopelessly confused.
Julius Caesar was forced to abandon the previous lunar system, replacing it with a tropical year of 365.25 days.
Historians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries worked backward and pieced it together. 3 million population is Jewish; the remaining 20 percent, or 1.4 million Israeli citizens, are Arabs, most of whom are Muslim, with a small minority of Christian and secular Arabs.318.) Due to limited resources, the Ask the Rabbi service is intended for Jews of little background with nowhere else to turn.People with questions in Jewish law should consult their local rabbi. The discrepancy mounted at a rate of 11 minutes 14 seconds per year - until it reached a full 10 days.In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII proclaimed that 10 days should be skipped in order to bring the calendar back into line.This was accomplished by designating that October 5 become October 15.In other words, the dates October 5-14, 1582 were simply eliminated.Further, to correct the accumulation of previous errors, a total of 90 intercalary days had to be added to 46 BCE, meaning that January 1, 45 BCE, occurred in what would have been the middle of March.Over the next 1,600 years, the disagreement between the Julian year of 365.25 days and the tropical year of 365.242199 gradually produced significant errors.