infidelity cheating statistics

Infidelity Statistics

Marriage Infidelity Statistics Data
Percent of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional 41 %
Percent of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had 57 %
Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had 54 %
Percent of married men who have strayed at least once during their married lives 22 %
Percent of married women who have strayed at least once during their married lives 14 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker 36 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips 35%
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law 17 %
Average length of an affair 2 years
Percentage of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered 31 %
Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught 74 %
Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught 68 %
Percent of children who are the product of infidelity 2.5 %
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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.

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Source: Associated Press, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Research Date: January 1st, 2015

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