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Poll Pinpoints Cities With Most Infidelity

 Posted on December 23, 2013 in Divorce

According to a recent article in The Guardian, adultery is no longer the number one reason for divorce. Infidelity, it turns out, falls behind "bad behavior" as the leading cause for marital dissolution. Cooperative Legal Services, the agency who performed the survey, "found that while in the [19]70s, 29 percent of marriages ended because of adultery, the latest figures show only 15 percent of divorces were down to infidelity." This survey, of course, was conducted in the U.K. While lifestyle trends are usually similar in the U.S. and the U.K., according to the Huffington Post, "a lot of people cheat, and most Americans disapprove."

The Huffington Post reports that Ashley Madison, a social networking site for men and women looking to cheat on their spouse, culled its membership data to pinpoint the "least faithful cities" in the country. According to the data, 54 percent of Americans "say they know someone who has an unfaithful spouse." More than 90 percent of Americans, however, say that they think cheating is morally wrong. Chicago is the 9th highest-ranking city when it comes to infidelity. Washington D.C., Houston, and Miami are the top three cities.

And while infidelity may not be the leading cause of divorce anymore, it doesn't seem as if attitudes have completely shifted the way that the U.K. survey would have a person believe. "Most aren't willing to forgive a cheating spouse," reports the Huffington Post. More than 60 percent of respondents would not forgive their spouse, and 55 percent of currently married adults would get a divorce if they found out that their spouse was cheating. The percentage of currently married respondents who said they would forgive their spouse (37 percent) was the same percentage of respondents who wouldn't get a divorce.

If you or someone you know is considering divorce because of a spouse's infidelity or any other reason, contact an attorney from the Law Office of Stock, Carlson & Asso. LLC.

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