Infidelity Divorce Statistics

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Infidelity indicates that one person is disloyal to another person. For instance, adultery can be considered as an example of infidelity.

Infidelity Divorce Statistics in America

  • In the United States, 17 percent of the divorces have infidelity as their origin
  • A survey was conducted in the United States whether adultery should be considered as a crime -
    • 61 percent are of the opinion that it should not be
    • 35 percent thought it should be
    • 4 percent did not have any opinion
  • Time-CNN conducted a poll regarding whether President Clinton's adultery has proved that his moral standard is identical to the average married man. 50 percent of the individuals in the United States replied 'yes' to the above statement
  • 90 percent of the persons in the United States are of the opinion that adultery is morally wrong
  • 14 percent of women and 22 percent of men acknowledged that they had sexual relations with an individual other than the married partner. These percentages in 1997 were 3 percent for women and 5 percent for men
  • 54 percent of married men and 70 percent of married women had no knowledge of the extramarital activities of their married partners
  • The infidelity statistics are high in case of young people. As a matter of fact, young men and young women are equally likely to be unfaithful
  • During the married life, 14 percent of married women and 22 percent of married men had extra-marital affairs minimum once
  • Infidelity has an inherent secrecy and hence it is difficult to determine the exact number of individuals who are having affairs
  • 65 percent of women and 75 percent of men acknowledge that they have sex with their co-workers
  • 81 percent of women and 86 percent of men acknowledge that they flirt with the opposite sex as a routine
  • 75 percent of men and 66 percent of women reveal that they have sexual thoughts about the people they work with
  • 68 percent of women and 74 percent of women have admitted that they are willing to have an affair if they are certain that they would be never caught
  • After an affair has been found out or accepted to, 31 percent of marriages survive the discovery
  • The average duration of an affair is 2 years
  • 17 percent of men and women have acknowledged with infidelity with a sister-in-law or brother-in-law, which might be of an emotional or physical type
  • 57 percent of men and 54 percent of women acknowledge that they had infidelity in any relation they ever had
  • In 41 percent of the marriages, one or both spouses accept they have committed infidelity, which may be physical or emotional
  • 38 percent of individuals have had explicit sexual conversation online
  • 50 percent of persons make a phone contact after they make a chat with somebody online
  • The Internet is used to flirt by 57 percent of the people

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