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Does the respondent think that sex with someone other than your wife\husband\spouse\partner is immoral (while you are married or partnered)?

Below are 23 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

PRO997N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you had a sexual relationship with someone else? Which one? (PRO997N)
TOTAL%
1) No5298.1
4) Both11.9
Missing1,980 
TOTAL53100.0


PRO997O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has had a sexual relationship with someone else? Which one? (PRO997O)
TOTAL%
1) No24198.8
3) Yes, self20.8
9) Refused10.4
Missing1,789 
TOTAL244100.0


MPRO997 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has had a sexual relationship with someone else? (MPRO997)
TOTAL%
1) No86295.5
2) Yes192.1
3) Yes, self111.2
4) Both60.7
8) Dont know30.3
9) Refused20.2
Missing1,130 
TOTAL903100.0


PROB1192 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has had a sexual relationship with someone else? (PROB1192)
TOTAL%
1) No98282.6
2) Yes, spouse252.1
3) Yes, self151.3
4) Both60.5
5) Dont know40.3
6) Refused80.7
97) Inapplicable14912.5
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0


Q35C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q35 How do you feel about sexual relations in the following circumstances... c. With someone other than the marriage partner (Q35C)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,19170.3
2) Almost always wrong33719.9
3) Only wrong sometimes985.8
4) Not wrong at all684.0
TOTAL1694100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Always wrong1,90753.6
2) Almost always wrong2767.8
3) Sometimes wrong1424.0
4) Not wrong at all401.1
8) Dont know210.6
9) No answer100.3
TOTAL3559100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Always wrong2,54752.0
2) Almost always wrong4058.3
3) Sometimes wrong1753.6
4) Not wrong at all521.1
8) Dont know350.7
9) No answer140.3
TOTAL4901100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 2002

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong72578.5
2) Almost always wrong12413.4
3) Wrong only sometimes394.2
4) Not wrong at all192.1
8) Dont know171.8
TOTAL924100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 2004

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong71779.8
2) Almost always wrong10711.9
3) Wrong only sometimes444.9
4) Not wrong at all192.1
8) Dont know91.0
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL898100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 2006

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,58279.0
2) Almost always wrong23611.8
3) Wrong only sometimes1216.0
4) Not wrong at all361.8
8) Dont know201.0
9) No answer80.4
TOTAL2003100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 2000

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,44877.8
2) Almost always wrong19810.6
3) Wrong only sometimes1307.0
4) Not wrong at all472.5
8) Dont know321.7
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1861100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1990

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong70977.3
2) Almost always wrong11512.5
3) Wrong only sometimes636.9
4) Not wrong at all131.4
8) Dont know141.5
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL917100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1996

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,47176.5
2) Almost always wrong28514.8
3) Wrong only sometimes985.1
4) Not wrong at all351.8
8) Dont know301.6
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1923100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1991

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong73874.3
2) Almost always wrong13213.3
3) Wrong only sometimes636.3
4) Not wrong at all313.1
8) Dont know232.3
9) No answer60.6
TOTAL993100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1988

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong76478.2
2) Almost always wrong12512.8
3) Wrong only sometimes545.5
4) Not wrong at all202.0
8) Dont know121.2
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL977100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1998

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,46677.9
2) Almost always wrong23112.3
3) Wrong only sometimes1075.7
4) Not wrong at all442.3
8) Dont know291.5
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1882100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1980

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner--is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,01869.3
2) Almost always wrong23015.7
3) Wrong only sometimes1439.7
4) Not wrong at all533.6
8) Dont know231.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1976

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner--is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,01367.6
2) Almost always wrong23015.3
3) Wrong only sometimes16911.3
4) Not wrong at all634.2
8) Dont know191.3
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1499100.0


MARRYO80 from Marital Instability over the Life Course: A Five-Wave Panel Study, Wave I (1980)

Id like to mention a number of problem areas. Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you - (IF RESPONDENT SAYS YES, ASK: Which one of you?) Has had a sexual relationship with someone else? (MARRYO80)
TOTAL%
1) No1,91194.0
2) Yes, Spouse502.5
3) Yes, Self391.9
4) Both160.8
8) Dont Know90.4
9) Refused80.4
TOTAL2033100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1994

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1,54677.5
2) Almost always wrong24812.4
3) Wrong only sometimes1306.5
4) Not wrong at all462.3
8) Dont know231.2
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1996100.0


ADULTERY from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Having sex relations after marriage with someone other than spouse (ADULTERY)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious86493.0
2) Fairly serious404.3
3) Not very serious60.6
4) Scarcely matters at all111.2
5) Cant decide80.9
TOTAL929100.0


XMARSEX from General Social Survey, 1993

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner—is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong81575.8
2) Almost always wrong15214.1
3) Wrong only sometimes605.6
4) Not wrong at all262.4
8) Dont know171.6
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1075100.0


ADULTERY from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Having sex relations after marriage with someone other than spouse (ADULTERY)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious23481.8
2) Fairly serious2910.1
3) Not very serious72.4
4) Scarcely matters at all134.5
5) Cant decide31.0
TOTAL286100.0




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