Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Growing up Mormon and marital infidelity

Here are the percentages of Americans who have cheated on their spouse listed by whether or not you grew up as a Mormon (sample size = 1,104):


Percent ever cheating on spouse

Grew up Mormon 4.5
Everyone else 17.6

The difference is not statistically significant because there are only 44 people in the sample who grew up Mormon.

2 comments:

James A. Donald said...

This is consistent with the higher Mormon reproductive rate: Greater paternal certainty, greater male investment in children.

Anonymous said...

I was raised Mormon and am now a religion-friendly Atheist, but I still live like I'm Mormon in many, many ways.

And I'd never, ever cheat. I love the studies surrounding Mormonism...