Evangelical Christians more likely to cheat on spouses

Having faith doesn’t necessarily mean you’re faithful… to your spouse.

A new survey conducted by Ashley Madison — a dating website for people already in relationships — sought to discover the link between religion and infidelity by asking 105,000 of its members about their religious affiliation according to the Huffing Post.

It turns out, one in four members described themselves as “born again” Evangelist Christians, making them the least faithful bunch; Catholics comprised the next largest group at 22.75 percent, followed by Protestants (22.7 percent).

“People who have faith often use it as an outlet for forgiveness” said Dr. Eric Anderson, a sociologist at the University of Winchester in England, “so they’re more likely to cheat and less likely to feel guilty.”

Some of the most faithful S.O.s appear to be those with the least faith, considering only 1.4 percent of the philandering members identified as Atheist. But Hinduism really takes the faithful-cake; despite making up 13.8 percent of the world population, only 0.3 percent of those surveyed identified as Hindu.

Here’s the entire breakdown:

  • Evangelist 25.1%
  • Protestant 22.7%
  • Catholic 22.75%
  • Agnostic 2%
  • Mormon 1.6%
  • Muslim 1.5%
  • Jewish 1.4%
  • Atheist 1.4%
  • Jehovah’s Witness 0.5%
  • Hindusim 0.3%

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