Dating cheating spouses
Likewise, men’s education level is also positively linked to their odds of cheating.By comparison, party ID, family background, and religious service attendance are still significant factors for cheating among women, while race, age, and educational attainment are not relevant factors.Meanwhile, the gender gap at ages 80 increased from 5% to 12% in two decades.A generation or cohort effect is likely to contribute to this shifting gender gap in infidelity.Almost equal shares of college-educated adults and those with high school or less education have been unfaithful to their spouse (16% vs.15%), and the share among adults with some college education is slightly higher (18%).Some 22% of ever-married blacks said that they cheated on their spouse, compared with 16% of whites and 13% of Hispanics.
For example, cheating is somewhat more common among black adults.
Among ever-married adults ages 18 to 29, women are slightly more likely than men to be guilty of infidelity (11% vs. But this gap quickly reverses among those ages 30 to 34 and grows wider in older age groups.
Infidelity for both men and women increases during the middle ages.
Women in their 60s report the highest rate of infidelity (16%), but the share goes down sharply among women in their 70s and 80s.
By comparison, the infidelity rate among men in their 70s is the highest (26%), and it remains high among men ages 80 and older (24%).