Thursday, 5 June 2014

Evangelicals Are The Least Faithful In Marriage, Survey Suggests




 A new survey from Ashley Madison,  a website for married people looking for something on the side, found that the religious affiliations of cheaters lines up with the breakdown of religion in the U.S., meaning the majority of them identify as Christian.

In fact, a quarter of the survey participants self-identify as evangelical, making it the most common faith among the unfaithful.

Many of the would-be cheaters on the site are also Protestant (about 23%) or Catholic (about 23%).

The study also found that 24% of the men and 32% of the women who use Ashley Madison say they pray regularly.





As for Commandment number seven, only 18% of male and 11% of female participants said they consider cheating to be a sin.

Overall, the survey results reflect the breakdown of religion in the U.S.

According to the Pew Forum,  about 26% of adults are affiliated with an evangelical church, while almost 24% consider themselves Catholic.

Less than 5% identify as non-Christian, which lines up with the low percentage of Jewish, Muslim and Hindu users in the survey.

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman told the Daily News that he expected the results to stray further from the norm, but now religion can be “crossed off the list” of factors that may drive infidelity.

“You can go and pray every Sunday, or Saturday, or three times a day, and it may not make a difference in how monogamous you are,” he said.

The survey broke down the religious preferences of more than 63,000 affair-seeking individuals in the U.S. About 57% of the respondents were male. The average age among the men surveyed was 39, while the average age of the women was 34.



 Participants were asked to select their religion from a list. Here are the top 10 responses:

Evangelical 25.1%

Catholic 22.75%

Protestant 22.7%

Agnostic 2%

Mormon 1.6%

Muslim 1.5%

Jewish 1.4%

Atheist 1.4%

Jehovah's Witness .5%

Hindu .3%


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