The Times yesterday reported that 42% of Grandparents never see their grandchildren again after a divorce or separation. But assuming there is no reason why the parents of the parents with custody should be so affected (about 50% of grandparents), that would mean almost every other grandparent lost contact. This seems unlikely.

I hope that the report producers: Families Need Fathers, the Grandparents’ Association and the Family Matters Institute aren’t including dead grandparents in order to create a more exciting number. I think that would be cheating. The Daily Telegraph has the same number but mentions that the sample size is a whopping 211. Were they perhaps recruited from the ranks of Families Need Fathers, the Grandparents’ Association and the Family Matters Institute?

Crapstats Rating: 1. Honesty score: 0

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