On the seventh commandment of "Thou shalt not commit adultery," millennials are generally less strict than their elders, according to the poll, though there are some issues on which they are stricter than Generation X.
There are also significant differences of opinion among members of different faiths.
Roughly three quarters of Americans agree that having sex or kissing someone other than your partner is always cheating, but they bring less clarity to questions about online and other non-physical activities.
For example, 51 percent say sending flirtatious messages is always cheating, 19 percent say the same about watching pornography without a partner and 16 percent say following an ex on social media is always cheating.
A recent survey found that men and women have different opinions on the subject!
Another 33% rate the services as “fair” and 12% say the websites do a “poor” job of protecting their information.
Online activities, like maintaining an active online dating profile while in a relationship or following an ex on social media, are blurring the lines of fidelity, making it difficult for individuals and couples to decide what counts as cheating, according to a new Deseret News poll on national attitudes about adultery.
More than 70,000 adults completed the online reader survey in February, answering about 30 questions that revealed their intimate feelings about adultery and what makes them stray or stay faithful.
About three-quarters of the survey takers say they've made a monogamous commitment, with a majority either married or remarried.
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