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NY Times runs piece saying the ‘happiest of all’ American wives are ‘religious conservatives.’ Social media loses its mind.


Not that you were surprised or anything

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The New York Times caused an avalanche of social media anger on Sunday after publishing a report finding that the happiest of all American wives consider themselves religious conservatives.

What did the report say?

A New York Times Opinion tweet said, "It turns out that the happiest of all wives in America are religious conservatives, followed by their religious progressive counterparts."

The report, titled, "The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?" from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution, found that women who report above-average satisfaction with their marriages are religious conservative women.

A portion of the op-ed, which was co-authored by three researchers, stated, "Fully 73 percent of wives who hold conservative gender values and attend religious services regularly with their husbands have high-quality marriages."

"When it comes to relationship quality, there is a J-curve in women's marital happiness, with women on the left and the right enjoying higher quality marriages than those in the middle — but especially wives on the right," the piece continued.

You can read the full report here.

How did people react?

A lot of bitterness and anger.

You can read some of the uglier remarks below.

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