Bulgaria Has Second Highest Rate of Births Outside Marriage in EU
Bucharest, Romania -
Eurostat published today statistics on the rate of births outside of marriage in countries around Europe, and the data revealed that the rate is second highest in Bulgaria with 58.7% of all live-births being to unmarried mothers.
This fact is somewhat controversial as Bulgaria is one of the more religious countries in Europe, with the dominant religion being Orthodox Christianity which generally looks down upon these things.
The highest overall was scored in France which may be considered less surprising, with 59.7%. On the other end of the spectrum, Greece had the lowest percentage within the European Union with 9.4%. Unsurprisingly when looking at all of the countries included in the statistics, Turkey had the lowest percentage.
Nearby countries with somewhat similar cultures such as Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, and Greece had significantly lower percentages than that of Bulgaria.