Tag: statistics

  • Zombie News: ‘Facebook Causes Divorce’ just will not die

    Pic: The Telegraph covers the original press release Back in March 2011 I wrote about a sudden flood of news articles claiming that Facebook was being cited in 20% of US divorce cases. After doing a little digging it transpired that the whole thing had sprung from the continual re-hashing, muddling and alteration of a…

  • On Marriage..

    This article about marriage¬†is pretty depressing. Not because the number of marriages is falling, you understand. That doesn’t really bother me. But let’s take a look. For the first time ever fewer than 2 in 100 women, over the age of 16, got married in a single year. In 2008 the marriage rate for women…