While Americans are split on casual sex, the vast majority (74 percent) disagree that it could be OK for a married person to have sex with someone other than their spouse. That estimate should not indicate that 26 percent think it’s OK to cheat; most of those who did not clearly disagree said they weren’t sure.
Although recent trends have tracked toward greater sexual liberation and more permissive sexual attitudes, Americans still largely disapprove of married persons straying.
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