Mormon poll on unfaithfulness reveals Catholics to be the least moral

Mormon poll on unfaithfulness reveals Catholics to be the least moral

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Respondents were asked “How often, if ever, would you say the following activities would be cheating on a spouse or partner?” These statistics show those who answered “always” to the individual questions.

Results by religion:

Having regular sexual relations with someone other than your partner?

  • Catholic: 70%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 82%
  • Mainline Protestant: 88%
  • Mormon: 84%
  • Unaffiliated: 81%
  • US Average: 76%

Having a one-night stand with someone other than your partner?

  • Catholic: 69%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 77%
  • Mainline Protestant: 84%
  • Mormon: 87%
  • Unaffiliated: 74%
  • US Average: 73%

Romantically kissing someone other than your partner?

  • Catholic: 69%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 78%
  • Mainline Protestant: 75%
  • Mormon: 80%
  • Unaffiliated: 71%
  • US Average: 71%

Sending sexually explicit messages to someone other than your partner?

  • Catholic: 65%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 75%
  • Mainline Protestant: 79%
  • Mormon: 78%
  • Unaffiliated: 68%
  • US Average: 69%

Actively maintaining an online dating profile?

  • Catholic: 58%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 68%
  • Mainline Protestant: 79%
  • Mormon: 78%
  • Unaffiliated: 60%
  • US Average: 63%

Being emotionally involved with someone besides your partner?

  • Catholic: 51%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 67%
  • Mainline Protestant: 58%
  • Mormon: 64%
  • Unaffiliated: 52%
  • US Average: 55%

Sending flirtatious messages to someone other than your partner?

  • Catholic: 50%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 58%
  • Mainline Protestant: 54%
  • Mormon: 67%
  • Unaffiliated: 48%
  • US Average: 51%

Going out to dinner with someone that you are attracted to?

  • Catholic: 31%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 53%
  • Mainline Protestant: 32%
  • Mormon: 50%
  • Unaffiliated: 31%
  • US Average: 37%=

Going to a strip club without your partner?

  • Catholic: 19%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 37%
  • Mainline Protestant: 17%
  • Mormon: 62%
  • Unaffiliated: 16%
  • US Average: 23%

Watching pornography without your partner?

  • Catholic: 12%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 31%
  • Mainline Protestant: 22%
  • Mormon: 56%
  • Unaffiliated: 8%
  • US Average: 19%

Following an ex on social media?

  • Catholic:16%
  • Evangelical Protestant: 23%
  • Mainline Protestant: 10%
  • Mormon: 24%
  • Unaffiliated: 11%
  • US Average: 16%

This article continues at [Deseret News] Interactive graphic: What counts as cheating?

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