Meet The World’s Biggest Hypocrites About Marriage

Marriage is sacred. Except when it isn’t.

1. This is what happens when you plot opposition to same-sex marriage against divorce rates. One country stands out for its unique attitude to marriage: Russia.

BuzzFeed / Justine Zwiebel

BuzzFeed commissioned YouGov and its International Omnibus service to survey over 20,000 people in 20 countries to measure opposition to same-sex marriage. (YouGov chose the countries where the survey would be carried out.) BuzzFeed compared these figures to divorce rates in the 18 countries with recent figures available.

2. More than 80% of Russians oppose same-sex marriage, in a country where there were approximately 51 divorces for every 100 marriages in 2011.

BuzzFeed / Justine Zwiebel

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Jeremy Singer-Vine is the data editor for the BuzzFeed News investigative unit and is based in New York. His secure PGP fingerprint is E2B0 63DB 0601 D634 1E9E F9AE 9F24 768F 9B4A EFB0
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