In fact, people born between 19—that is, people currently between 60 and 79 years old—were the ones who reported the highest rates of extramarital sex.
Americans have been asked the infidelity question in every iteration of the General Social Survey, a broad questionnaire about cultural attitudes, since 1991.
”This trend is intertwined with what my colleague Kate Julian described as “the sex recession.” Young people today have less sex in general, so it follows that they are likely having less of it extramaritally, too.
“We’re living in an astonishingly sexless age,” Wolfinger told me.
He pointed out that the divorce rate has gone down significantly for college-educated couples, but not for couples in which neither person has a college education.