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As the nation's moral collapse continues, only half of U.S. adults find "open marriages" unacceptable.
A Pew Research poll published last week found a greater acceptance of marital infidelity among younger adults.
When asked about how adults view open marriage:
- Among all adults
- Acceptable – 33%
- Unacceptable – 50%
- Acceptable – 36%
- Unacceptable – 49%
- Acceptable – 30%
- Unacceptable – 52%
Demographics With the Highest Support for 'Open Marriages'
- By far, the people who accepted this the most were those who identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, with 75% calling the arrangement acceptable and only 13% deeming it unacceptable.
- The second largest supporters of agreed infidelity were young adults aged 18–29, with 51% accepting and 31% rejecting.
- The other notable subgroup were Democrats, who were 47% favorable to the idea and 36% unfavorable.
Demographics With the Lowest Support
- The group most supportive of traditional marriage were individuals aged 65+, 70% of whom claimed the idea was unacceptable, and only 15% deemed it acceptable.
- Conservative voters were the second least favorable group, with 64% deeming it unacceptable and 20% finding it acceptable.
- Only 57% of married couples believe open marriages are unacceptable, with 27% deeming them acceptable.
- Among unmarried cohabitors, 56% view open marriage favorably, and only 27% think of it negatively.
- The younger and more left-leaning an individual is, the less likely he is to respect the sanctity of marriage.
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