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Religious Studies

Islam: marriage and divorce

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Statistics

Total number of divorces in the UK:

YearNumber of divorcesYearNumber of divorces
196127,0001993180,000
196955,5562004167,138
1972124,9912005155,052

Total number of marriages in the UK:

YearNumber of marriagesYearNumber of marriages
1961350,0002005284,000
1991340,0002006275,140

Total number of civil marriage ceremonies in the UK:

YearNumber of marriagesPercentage of marriages
1990-47% of all marriages
2004 184,91068% of all marriages
2005 160,27065% of all marriages
Question
What reasons can you suggest for the drop in numbers in each of the tables above?
Question
What connections between the figures in each of the tables can you identify?

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