The number of married couples in the U.K. considering divorce has declined since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released by the Marriage Foundation.
According to the UK household Longitudinal Coronavirus survey , couples considering getting divorced dropped by two-thirds compared to the rate before the pandemic started.
Researchers examined 3,005 parents who filled out a survey for the Office of National Statistics and found that twice as many married couples said their relationship had improved amid the COVID-19 restrictions.
Sir Paul Coleridge, founder of the Marriage Foundation, said he believed the divorce boom that has been predicted due to COVID-19 is not happening and sees no indication that it will happen.
In the United States, divorce rates have been decreasing for many years, and the similarly-predicted surge in divorces did not happen as a result of the pandemic.
The falling divorce rates are happening alongside falling marriage rates, the data showed.