While we can’t deny that Americans are divided in many ways, there’s definitely one value in particular that we all share, and that’s the condemnation of extramarital affairs. In fact, a recent Gallup Poll has shown that 92 percent of Americans believe infidelity is morally wrong, probably making it the most criticized behavior.
But even though we’re all against infidelity, that doesn’t mean we don’t do it anymore. Cheating continues to exist, as more than 16 percent of married individuals reported having at least one affair since getting married. This might be surprising for some, but one survey has shown that people over the age of 55 are more likely to cheat.
The General Social Survey (GSS) has asked people every year since 1991 if they’ve ever been infidel to their wife/husband. After analyzing GSS data, the findings were a little bit shocking.
Moreover, the Institute for Family Studies discovered that people over 55 were more likely to cheat on their spouses in the last 21 years, while cheating rates among younger individuals have declined considerably.
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