Posted By: Rachel Leah Blumenthal
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Is he cheating? Is she cheating? Tied to emotions of doubt, sadness, suspicion, and anger-at some point this question has crossed the mind of almost anyone who has ever been in love. Although it seems nearly universal to fear a partner will be unfaithful, how many people actually cheat?
In the United States, the odds a man who has ever been married or is living with someone has cheated during the relationship are 1 in 4.76 (21%). For perspective, these are the same as the odds that an adult in the United States never uses swear words in conversation (1 in 4.76). For women, the odds are 1 in 9.09 (11%), the same as the odds that a woman in the United States owns a firearm. Before drawing a solid line between the cheaters and the non-cheaters, it's interesting to note the gray area. Even a large number of people who aren't cheating are thinking about it. The odds are 1 in 3.33 that an adult in the UnitedRead More »from THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: HOW MANY PEOPLE CHEAT?