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  • Marsh
    Nationality: Chinese
    June 6, 2021 at 2:42 am

    The bar graphs illustrate the figures of residents getting married and divorced in the US, and the marital situation through four categories(never married, married, widowed, divorced) over the last 30 years.

    Overall, it is clear to see that the number of married couples is significantly higher than the divorce rate whenever in which year. The second graph shows more inhabitants were willing to get married in the years 1970 and 2000.

    As the first bar chart shows, people shared the same marriage rates(2.5 million) between 1970 and 1980. From 1990 onwards, the figures have declined from around 2.3 million to 2 million. With regards to the divorce ratio, which is comparatively lower than the married group. It nearly provides a negligible change around the number of 1 million in other three years except 1980, the number of divorced couples peaked at 1.4 million or so in 1980.

    According to the second graph, the percentage of adults who got married was 70% in 1970, which is by far the highest ratio as the figures were given, but it saw a 11% decrease over 30 years period. 15% and 20% of adults tend to live alone in the years 1970 and 2000 respectively. In 1970, approximately 8% of widowed adults lost their partner, whereas the divorced couple are almost there-fold less than the widowed people.