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What was the divorce rate for 2014?

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The divorce rate for 2014 was approximately 50 percent: Out of 1,000 people, 6.8 got married, and 3.4 got divorced. Although the ratio of marriage to divorce is 50 percent, it does not mean that any one marriage has a 50 percent chance of ending in divorce.

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It is important to note that statistics can be misleading without further context. Not all marriages have an equal chance of ending in divorce; age, previous marriages and how long a marriage has lasted are factors that contribute to the likelihood of divorce. As of 2015, the divorce rate has decreased since 2000, but the marriage rate has decreased as well.

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