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Table 3 Predicted and observed mean number of marriages, by zodiac-sign compatibility classification

From: The validity of astrological predictions on marriage and divorce: a longitudinal analysis of Swedish register data

Classification #1 Less good Good     
Predicted by chance 457.25 463.01     
Actually observed 457.44 462.47     
Difference 0.19 −0.54     
Classification #2 Low compatibility Fairly compatible Good compatibility High astrological affinity   
Predicted by chance 458.43 458.94 459.16 458.57   
Actually observed 456.58 460.88 462.71 455.79   
Difference −1.84 1.93 3.54 −2.78   
Classification #4 Not favorable Favorable match Great match    
Predicted by chance 461.21 458.18 457.45    
Actually observed 462.68 456.76 457.20    
Difference 1.48 −1.42 −0.25    
Classification #5 Least compatible So-so compatible Most compatible    
Predicted by chance 460.08 456.95 458.19    
Actually observed 464.28 451.67 456.10    
Difference 4.20 −5.28 −2.09    
Classification #6 1—least compatible 2 3 4 5 6—most compatible
Predicted by chance 471.84 475.96 460.79 449.31 447.13 471.54
Actually observed 473.00 487.83 466.13 430.08 447.18 464.11
Difference 1.16 11.88 5.34 −19.23 0.05 −7.43
  1. Note: Differences in means between “predicted by chance” and “actually observed” within each classification and category are tested using t tests, with no statistically significant results (p < 0.1) being observed
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