Friday, January 08, 2010

Christians, Buddhists, and Infidelity

Brit Hume's comment about Tiger Woods made me wonder who is more likely to cheat on a spouse: Christians or Buddhists. According to General Social Survey data, 15.7% of white ever-married Christians have strayed compared to 28.6% of their Buddhist counterparts. That's 1.8 times more likely. (The difference is not statistically significant, however, because there are only 21 Buddhists in the sample).

1 comment:

KingM said...

I don't think you could get accurate numbers from this poll. Either the Buddhist respondents are new-agey Americans or they are East Asian. In either case, their response cannot be extrapolated to the American population at large.