中英對照讀新聞》A fifth of marriages have Improved during lockdown 1/5夫妻關係在疫情封鎖期間有所改善
One in five of marriages in the UK have benefited from the national lockdown, research has revealed.
A study carried out by the Marriage Foundation found 20 per cent of married parents felt their relationship had strengthened while only nine per cent said theirs had worsened during the pandemic.
During their research, the national charity analysed data from 2,559 parents who had completed a questionnaire by the University of Essex for the UK Household Longitudinal Survey Coronavirus Study.
They found twice as many marriages had improved during the coronavirus crisis while the proportion of parents considering divorce fell by two thirds from those seen before the pandemic in 2017-2019.
Harry Benson, the Marriage Foundation’s Research Director and one of the report’s authors said: 〝Our study debunks claims that lockdown is leading to a divorce boom. 〞
questionnaire：名詞，調查表；問卷。例句：Please fill out this questionnaire.（請你填寫這張問卷。）
debunk：動詞，揭穿；暴露。例句：The writer’s aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.（作者的目的是為了揭穿圍繞這位女演員的種種傳聞。）