All profitability ratios are showing decline in the year 2008 as compared to 2007. The assets turnover went down by 1.92 times, the profit margin went down by 4.58%, the return on assets turnover went down by 46.57% and return on shareholders’ equity went down by 67.09%, they all went down due to decline in revenues in 2008 as compared to 2007. The solvency ratio has shown improvement in the year 2008 as it down to 15.88% from 24.47% in 2007, which shows a decline of 8.59%. It shows that company has less relied on debt financing against its total assets in 2008 as compared to 2007. Horizontal Analysis The net income in the year 2008 went down by around 35.87%; it was due to decline in revenues by 16.53%.
However all three have changed significantly over the last 40 years. Since 1970, marriage rates have changed significantly. There has been a decrease in marriage from 48,000 in 1972 to only 30,600 in 2000. Item A states that only half as many people are getting married today. There are many reasons why marriage rates have decreased over the years these include Religious significance has dropped dramatically in many western countries including the U.K.
Item A states that only half as many people are getting married today. There are many reasons why marriage rates have decreased over the years. Religious significance has dropped dramatically in many western countries including the U.K. Many people no longer feel that marriage is essential. As less people are religious, they are more likely to cohabit or divorce without fear of ‘living a sin’.
In what ways has political participation declined in the UK in recent years? (10 marks) Political participation is when the general public are involved in the decisions that the government make. This can take the form of simply casting their vote at a general election or becoming a member of pressure groups or political parties in their local area. Political participation has declined in the UK over the past 30 years, this has occurred in a number of ways. The first way in which political participation in the UK has declined is through the fall in the number of voters at the general elections.
Assignment 1 – Product Assessment Dr. Irene M. Zoppi Rodriguez Marketing 10004VA016-1126-001 July 28, 2012 Discuss this product or service in terms of its current target market demographics using U.S. Census Data. The product I chose was compact discs or CD’s. The sales of CD’s has been declining for awhile now and has fell 14.8% from last year. The target market for CD sales is people of all ages – including teenagers, young adults, and older people alike. CD’s are recordable devices used for music, movies, use in computers, and other recordable data.
Do you agree with the view that, in the years 1534-40, Protestantism made only limited gains in England? At face value source 7 appears to show that Protestantism made only gains in England between the years of 1534-40, however, when we take into account the fact that it mentions Tyndale and how his translation of the Bible was “unacceptable” due to its “protestant interpretation”. We can see that Protestantism was not fully accepted, and people still felt more comfortable with having a Catholic interpretation. This is rather contradicting, seeing as not even 4 months after Tyndale was executed due to heresy because of his protestant translations, there was an act of treason passed. This act of treason meant that anyone who disagreed with the break with Rome would be executed due to heresy.
The view that secularisation has been a feature of only Modern European societies are arguable as there are many different types and definitions of religion, and also it does not take into account secularisation on a more global scale. The British Social Attitudes Survey in 1991 showed that while many people claim to believe in god, very few attended church in the UK. According to Bruce, the high point for British church attendance was between 1860 and 1910, when around 28% of the adult population were members. This figure shows that the apparent church attendance from these years was low, suggesting that secularisation was already taking place. However, it has already been identified that many people are still religious, they may just not have the time or level of commitment to attend churches or holy places to pray or worship.
However due to views in society forever changing, an increasing number of couples in modern day Britain mostly cohabitate instead of marry. There are a few reasons due to this, people think marriage is too expensive and due to secularisation, people think it’s less compulsory to get married because they don’t believe in God. This is because God said marriage is a sacred commitment between two people and himself. Reasons for these changes in patterns of marriage could possibly be reflecting the fact that society as a whole is changing, consequently meaning that the norms and values on which society functions with are also changing. For example, it is no longer frowned up for a woman to have a child when she’s unmarried.
In this article Prothero blames America’s religious ignorance on our schools. He says, “most of the fault lies in our elementary and secondary schools” (Prothero). Prothero uses statistics, quotation and comparison to effectively create a convincing, persuasive essay. Prothero begins his essay by talking about how America is such a religious country, but the citizens of America are lacking education about religion. He goes on to say that European countries, although far less religious, are considerably more educated when it comes to the subject.
Religious reasons, which are usually considered a barrier to low fertility, largely seem to have been ignored, since fertility rates are dropping in a range of countries that are LEDCs, from Asia to South America. The other aspect of the population to consider is those living in MEDCs. Population growth here has been slow for several decades, even to the extent that some countries such as Russia, Italy and