Nearly 70% of American men claim to have never cheated on a partner - but 64% of European women say they have

Both European men and women were found to have cheated more than American men and women

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Tuesday 13 October 2015 12:36 BST
A total of 49% of European men admitted to cheating
A total of 49% of European men admitted to cheating

The differences between American and European men and women’s cheating habits have been revealed, with American men found to be most faithful group of people, according to a new study.

New research by, an online medical healthcare service, showed that while the majority of people surveyed in America and Europe had never cheated in their lives, nearly 70 per cent of American men claimed to have never been adulterous.

The research surveyed 500 Americans and 500 Europeans from Belgium, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria.

The chart showing the difference between Americans and Europeans when it comes to adultery

When respondents were asked ‘How many times have you cheated?’ they were given the option of responding from zero to one, two, three, and four or more times.

Both European men and women came out as having cheated more frequently than their American counterparts in all but one instance.

A total of 31 per cent of American men admitted to having cheated at some point in their lives, while 49 per cent of European men admitted to an infidelity.

For women, 41 per cent of Americans admitted to having cheated on a partner, while 64 per cent of Europeans said they had been adulterous.

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