Infidelity Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Associated Press, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Research Date: April 8th, 2015

Questions: What percent of married couples cheat on each other ? Statistics on cheating marriage infidelity ? What percent of men cheat in a relationship? What percentage of women have affairs? What percent of husbands cheat on their wives? What is the top reasons given for cheating?

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Marriage Infidelity StatisticsData
Percent of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional41 %
Percent of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had57 %
Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had54 %
Percent of married men who have strayed at least once during their married lives22 %
Percent of married women who have strayed at least once during their married lives14 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker36 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips35%
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law17 %
Average length of an affair2 years
Percentage of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered31 %
Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught74 %
Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught68 %
Percent of children who are the product of infidelity2.5 %
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Infidelity has a lot of names; cheating, adultery, extramarital sex, or having an affair. Most people would consider any violation of a couple's assumed or stated agreement regarding emotional or sexual exclusivity. It is reported that 2.5% of all children born were secretly conceived with a different partner.