A Wide Range of Infidelity Statistics

Infidelity statistics have varied drastically over the past 50 years. The problem with obtaining accurate statistics on adultery is that most people will not tell the truth because it is such a sensitive subject. Controlled cheating surveys are scarce and the below infidelity percentages have been randomly collected from various sources.


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Internet Porn Statistics - http://www.healthymind.com
-$57.0 billion revenue world-wide
-$12.0 billion of this is US revenue, more than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises or the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion). $2.5 of the $12 billion is related to internet porn.


The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families states that "approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.


"Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet" (NCPCE Online, "Current Statistics", http://www.nationalcoalition.org)


Porn On The Web

25% of total search engine requests are porn-related. (Top three searches: sex, mp3 and hotmail.) 8% of total emails are porn-related. Average daily pornographic emails are 4.5 per internet user 12% of total websites are pornographic


Affecting Children

100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography Child pornography generates $3 billion annually 90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online (most while doing homework) Average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old Largest consumer of internet pornography 12-17 age group One in five children ages 10–17 has received a sexual solicitation over the Internet. Three million of the visitors to adult websites in September 2000 were age 17 or younger.


Affecting Adults

20% of men admit accessing pornography at work 13% of women admit accessing pornography at work 53% of Promise Keeper men viewed pornography the previous week in one study 10% of adults ADMIT to having internet sexual addiction (Internet Pornography Statistics: 2003)


Infidelity Statistics

It's tough to get a handle on how many of us are having affairs, given the inherent secrecy.

-22 percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
-14 percent of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.
-Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.
-70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses' extramarital activity.
-5 percent of married men and 3 percent of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse in the 1997.
-22 percent of men and 14 percent of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.
-90 percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.
-50 percent of Americans say President Clinton's adultery makes his moral standard "about the same as the average married man", according to a Time-CNN poll.
-61 percent of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United states; 35 percent thought it should; 4 percent had no opinion.
-17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.
Source: Associated Press


-One in 10 respondents said they are addicted to sex and the Internet, according to an online survey of 38,000 Internet users. MSNBC.com and Dr. Alvin Cooper
-Results show that internet users devote three hours each week to online sexual exploits. Twenty-five percent have felt that they lost control of their Internet sexual exploits at least once or that the activity caused problems in their lives. MSNBC.com and Dr. Alvin Cooper
-Up to 37% of men and 22% of women admit to having affairs. Researchers think the vast majority of the millions of people who visit chat rooms, have multiple "special friends”. Dr. Bob Lanier, askbob.com
-Only 46% of men believe that online affairs are adultery. DivorceMag
-80% think it's Ok to talk with a stranger identified as the opposite sex. 75% thinks it's ok to visit an adult site.
-About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage "Monogamy Myth", Therapist Peggy Vaugn
-About 24 percent of men and 14 percent of women have had sex outside their marriages, according to a Dec. 21, 1998 report in USA Today on a national study by the University of California, San Francisco.


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