You Might Be Surprised at How Many People of Faith Are Actually Unfaithful in Marriage

You Might Be Surprised at How Many People of Faith Are Actually Unfaithful in Marriage

Having faith doesn’t necessarily mean you’re faithful… to your spouse.

A new survey conducted by Ashley Madison — a dating website for people already in relationships — sought to discover the link between religion and infidelity by asking 105,000 of its members around the world about their religious affiliation. More than 60,000 of the respondents were in the U.S.

It turns out, one in four members who responded described themselves as “born again” Evangelist Christians. Catholics comprised the next largest group at 22.75 percent, followed by Protestants (22.7 percent).

“People who have faith often use it as an outlet for forgiveness” said Dr. Eric Anderson, a sociologist at the University of Winchester in England, “so they’re more likely to cheat and less likely to feel guilty.”

Here’s the entire breakdown:

  • Evangelist 25.1%
  • Protestant 22.7%
  • Catholic 22.75%
  • Agnostic 2%
  • Mormon 1.6%
  • Muslim 1.5%
  • Jewish 1.4%
  • Atheist 1.4%
  • Jehovah’s Witness 0.5%
  • Hindusim 0.3%

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Source: Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin

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