Behavior: America's New Fad: Fidelity

A surprising poll says the sexual revolution is overrated

Conventional wisdom in the thirtysomething era declares that the American marriage is in serious trouble: a sky-high divorce rate, new stresses and tensions in the sex wars and easy opportunities for extramarital adventures. Not so, according to a new survey conducted by Gallup for Psychology Today and two national TV programs, King World's Inside Edition and ABC's HOME. Although some experts question its accuracy, the poll indicates Americans are surprisingly and happily monogamous. In the survey, 90% of husbands and wives said they had never been unfaithful to their spouses, and most gave high approval ratings to their mates.

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