A new study found that the number of women over 60 who admitted having extra-marital affairs tripled to 15 percent between 1991 and 2006. The 15 year analysis of 4,000 people was part of the General Social Survey, a study of American opinions and social trends. The study also found that the infidelity rate for women under 35 rose slightly, now at 15 percent. The study shows that the gender gap is getting smaller. Men are still more likely to admit they've had an affair, but the number of cheating men only rose 2 percent, to 23 percent.
Another study in Forbes magazine found that women who are independently financially stable are more likely to cheat on their partners than men. A study of 433 people who admitted to having an affair, each considered the 'breadwinner' in their home, found that 61 percent were women and only 43 percent were men. Evidently infidelity is on the rise in america.
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