The ratio in Utah of marriages to divorces has gradually narrowed since 1950.

Year Marriages Divorces & Annulments Ratio

1950 7,110 2,107 3.4 to 1

1960 7,119 2,167 3.3 to 1

1970 11,938 3,912 3.1 to 1

1980 16,957 7,811 2.2 to 1

1985 17,461 8,719 2.0 to 1

1989 18,598 8,110 2.3 to 1

Source: Utah Department of Health\