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Divorces and Marriages Tumbled in U.S. During Covid, Study Shows

  • Thousands of couples postponed or canceled plans to wed, split
  • Estimated shortfall of U.S. marriages in 2020 is 339,917
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Divorces and Weddings Take Dive During Covid in U.S.

The number of Americans getting divorced plummeted last year, while the marriage rate also dropped precipitously as thousands of weddings were postponed or canceled, according to a new study.

The early look at Covid-19’s effect on U.S. divorce and marriage statistics comes from Bowling Green State University’s Center for Family and Demographic Research, which analyzed five states that have released monthly numbers for much of last year.