09/15/2011 02:38 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

People Cheat Less Now Than They Did In 1975

The good news keeps rolling in for those concerned about infidelity. We recently reported that the rate of divorce due to cheating has decreased, which is great news for those who have tied the knot. Now we've got great news for an even broader spectrum of lovers -- overall, all couples are being more monogamous than they were in the 1970s.

How do we know? Researchers from Alliant International University in San Francisco studied 6,864 men and women (some responses were collected in 1975, some in 2000). Individuals who participated in the study, which was published this month in the journal Family Process, were asked about a variety of issues, including monogamy.

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